Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.20

Workers do not want to leave

About 250 migrant workers participated in a webinar organised by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, an umbrella organisation of activists and civil society groups, on Monday. The objective was to documen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 14.04.19

Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis?

The job crisis has deepened and become more commonplace during the last five years, according to officials familiar with employment data.Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.19

The government must invest in modern sanitation

By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.02.20

Unemployment-dole rush puts officials in a fix

Biren Marandi, 21, a resident of Hirapur in Govindpur block, had to wait for five hours to register at the sub-regional employment exchange of Dhanbad in the unemployed-youth category.“I arrived her...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 20.03.19

Who is afraid of job survey?

Finance minister Arun Jaitley had on Tuesday called more than 100 academics “purported economists” and “compulsive contrarians” for issuing an appeal to restore the credibility of economic sta...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 05.02.20

Manual scavengers die, funds stagnant

The 2020-21 Union budget has set aside the same amount allocated last year for rehabilitating manual scavengers, although 2019 recorded the highest number of fatalities among sewerage workers in recen...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.19

The crisis in rural incomes and jobs

It is evident from the recent farmers’ protests that the economic hardship in the agricultural sector has become acute. Some fresh evidence from the Labour Bureau and Central Statistics Office provi...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 10.03.19

Sonowal urges youths to be self employed

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday urged youths to engage in self-employment activities without waiting for government jobs. He said this while inaugurating the building of the District...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

India  /  Published 17.02.19

Minimum wage test for NREGA

The proposed national minimum wage, if accepted, will pose a major challenge to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), whose wage rates are much lower in all states. A c...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.02.19

NREGA a flop show in Jharkhand: activists

Activists have slammed the government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) just before its enactment completes ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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