Informal Sector
India  /  Published 04.12.20

India wage floor lower than Pak

The gross minimum wage in India was lower compared with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal last year, a report by UN’s labour arm says. It adds that with hardly any wages paid during the first two p...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Grim reality: India's informal labour force

The global economic order is dependent on the migration of skilled and unskilled labour. For example, the Gulf countries thrive on the influx of skilled labour from Western countries and unskilled wor...
By Soumya Bhowmick in

India  /  Published 20.08.20

1.89 crore salaried jobs lost in 3 months

An estimated 1.89 crore salaried jobs were lost between April and July in India, with July ominously witnessing huge job losses after a partial recovery in June, a private research group has said afte...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.08.20

An epiphany: India's informal sector

In a recent conversation with Rahul Gandhi, the Nobel laureate, Muhammad Yunus, stressed the importance of recognizing informal sector workers and giving them greater privileges and rights. Many of th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.20

Below the radar

The unorganized labour market is the largest provider of employment and livelihoods in India. My attempt here is to provide glimpses of three different kinds of informal livelihoods that are driven by...
By Sujit Kumar Mishra in

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.19

Govt's response on jobs data is infantile

The National Sample Survey Office’s periodic labour force survey 2017-18 — the government has refused to make it public — continues to ooze suppressed data. The latest piece of evidence from the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.20

New energy, newer mobilisations

In February, about 150 women domestic workers came together in Chennai to be heard and to be seen as women and as workers employed in the lowest rungs of the labour market. They proclaimed their ident...
By Kalpana Karunakaran in

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.20

IMF forecasts stop-and-go impact

The latest forecasts made by the International Monetary Fund on world economic growth show a sharp reduction in the estimates. Global economic growth has been pruned from 2.9 per cent made last Octobe...
By The Editorial Board in


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