Bezwada Wilson By Jagath KP* Practise of manual scavenging exists in Indian society from time immemorial. Manual scavenging refers to the "the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner human excreta from dry latrines and sewers". India banned manual scavenging through the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines … Continue reading Working to eradicate manual scavenging, helping workers a dignified job
By Imran Khan* Mr. Ashish Ranjan Jha was born in Motipur in North Bihar. His upbringing has been in Patna, and since childhood, he has seen his surroundings covered under poverty. Being a sensitive human being, he was triggered by the petrified scenario and always wanted to be a part of the change to help … Continue reading Journey from being a software engineer to an activist for helping unorganized workers
By Antra Verma* Born in Motipur town in Bihar and raised in Patna, Ashish was successfully pursuing his career as a software engineer abroad. His inner call and inspiration from his father drove him towards strengthening the community's social capital. While working on his official project, he captured the plight of unorganized sector workers and … Continue reading Working for the most marginalized segment of society and standing by them
By Akash Bhagat* The rate of attrition of the women in the Indian workforce is high. As the Gig economy culture in India developed, it was forecasted that more and more women would join the existing workforce which will lead to an improvement in the workforce participation rate. However, the statistics do not paint an … Continue reading A peep into ground realities of female labour force in India
By Arup Mitra*, Aya Okada** After the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-down hit the economic activities drastically the concern for job creation gets even bigger as the phenomenon of sluggish employment growth was already at the centre-stage even during the pre-COVID times. The long run employment elasticity has been low: mechanisation and the poor … Continue reading Losses in livelihood, slump condition: What can contribute to employment generation?
By Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Sakshi Sharda* The second wave of Corona Virus has hit, the strain has proven to be more virulent. India in the past seven days has reported over three lakh cases per day. Currently, 150 districts in the country have a COVID positive rate passing 20 percent and hence debating a … Continue reading Amorphous Indian migration statistical system: Why is data not be given for policy formulation?
Ranjula Bali Swain, Arup Mitra* Many components within the informal sector share close linkages with the formal sector. In such a situation if the formal sector is growing rapidly it is natural that the informal sector would benefit from the percolation effects. However, in reality the informal sector is characterized in terms of low productivity … Continue reading What needs to be done to make the informal sector vibrant