Towards national urban employment guarantee programme, as 20% youth are found to be jobless

Excerpts from the paper “Strengthening Towns through Sustainable Employment: A Job Guarantee Programme for Urban India” by by Amit Basole, Mathew Idiculla, Rajendran Narayanan, Harini Nagendra, Seema Mundoli Amit Basole and Rajendran Narayanan*, and forming as part of the study “State of Working India 2019”, published by the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, … More Towards national urban employment guarantee programme, as 20% youth are found to be jobless

Exposure to higher respiratory problem among jute, textile industry workers in eastern Nepal

Excerpts from “descriptive cross-sectional  study” of 315 workers each from textile and jute industry of Eastern Nepal, “Respiratory Disorders among Dust Exposed Workers”, by Suman Bahadur Singh, Swotantra Gautam and Narendra Bhatta (BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal), Gambhir Shrestha (Department of Cancer Prevention, Control and Research, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, … More Exposure to higher respiratory problem among jute, textile industry workers in eastern Nepal

Unchahar tragedy: Loss of lives and grave injuries to workers a dark blot in NTPC’s track record

The Centre for Financial Accountability’s (CFA’s) report, “The Dark Side of NTPC: A Critical Look at the Social and Environmental Footprints of NTPC”, seeks to point towards how, one of the four avaratnas of India, a Fortune 500 company, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which claims to have played, for over four decades, a pivotal … More Unchahar tragedy: Loss of lives and grave injuries to workers a dark blot in NTPC’s track record

Unemployment among youth, higher educated 16%, jobs between 2013 and 2015 shrank by 7 million

Excerpts from the study, “State of Working India 2018”, prepared by the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru: Growth creates fewer jobs than it used to. A 10 per cent increase in GDP now results in less than 1 per cent increase in employment. Even as GDP growth rates have risen, the relationship … More Unemployment among youth, higher educated 16%, jobs between 2013 and 2015 shrank by 7 million

India’s 62 million workers are still paid less than the indicative national minimum wage

By Diya Banerjee* While India’s economy in the past two decades has seen an annual average GDP rate of 7% – low pay and inequality persist according to the India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth, published by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The NSSO estimates also indicate that the real … More India’s 62 million workers are still paid less than the indicative national minimum wage

In two months after SC order, government does little to ensure timely payment of NREGA wages

NREGA Sangharsh Morcha statement on government failure to implement the Suprement Court order to ensure timely payment of NREGA wages: On 18 May, the Supreme Court in the Swaraj Abhiyan Public Interest Litigation (PIL) instructed the Central Government to “prepare an urgent time bound mandatory program to make the payment of (National Rural Employment Guarantee … More In two months after SC order, government does little to ensure timely payment of NREGA wages

Despite international trade links, lack of recognition of those labouring in Bijolia’s sandstone quarries

Excerpts from the working paper “Bijolia’s Harvest of Stone: Conditions of Work Among Quarrying Labour in Rajasthan” by Anumeha Yadav, published by Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University: Bijolia in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district lies at the heart of massive deposits of Lower Red and Blue Bhander sandstone deposits of the Vindhyan and Trans-Aravalli-Vindhayan ranges, … More Despite international trade links, lack of recognition of those labouring in Bijolia’s sandstone quarries