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Agricultural Labour
West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.20

Normal rain brings paddy relief in Bengal

Bengal agriculture department officials have heaved a sigh of relief as the initial assessment suggests normal rainfall in most of the rice-producing districts has helped in completion of sowing ...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What the numbers say about farmers' lives

There are occasions when one suddenly becomes aware not just of the inadequacy of economic concepts for understanding reality but even of their obfuscating role. One such occasion was the recent kisan...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.18

Kisan politics shows the way to a possible populism

The farmers’ rally in Delhi, the Kisan Mukti March, organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) happened the day after the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and jus...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Govt lukewarm on rural wage booster

The finance ministry has after four years of inaction expressed “in-principle” endorsement rather than clear support for a proposal that would have ensured sharper yearly wage increases under the ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.18

The problem with the term 'forest workers'

The Indian Forest Act was designed not just to protect forests and wildlife, but also to regulate trading activities of forest resources like wood, fruits and other kinds of produce. The Scheduled Tri...
By Nilesh Jain in

India  /  Published 20.03.19

10 million jobs lost in a year, women bear the brunt

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By Reuters in Chincholi (Maharashtra)

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.18

How realistic was Modi's promise to farmers?

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By Ashok V. Desai in

India  /  Published 02.08.19

Minimum wage bill passed

Parliament on Friday passed the first of a batch of four labour reforms bills, empowering the Centre to fix a national floor-level wage, a lower limit that no state government can flout while stipulat...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.18

The time is ripe for labour unity

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By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

Modern hysterectomy, primitive poverty

After all, it is not genital mutilation. Or vagina sealing. Those are some of the agonizing traditional rituals for girls in various countries intended to make them attractive to men and sexually fait...
By The Editorial Board in


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