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Apple Goes the Sugarcane Route: Hundreds of Crores Unpaid to Growers in Himachal -Kabir Agarwal

-TheWire.in Apple growers held Demonetisation responsible for the problem, as agents do not pay them at the time of sale by claiming money is not in circulation. Shimla: Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are notorious for delaying paying the dues of sugarcane farmers by several months, and often even by years. Now, arthiyas (commission agents) in Himachal Pradesh have decided to compete with the sugar mills. Outstanding dues of apple growers in

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A Simmering Unemployment Crisis in India -Shaguna Kanwar

-TheWire.in Amongst all the criticism, the Centre has been tight-lipped about employment data post Demonetisation. The issue of ‘unemployment’ is being widely discussed across India. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data for 2017–2018 says that the unemployment rate hit 6.1%, the highest in 45 years. Even the opposition has intensified its criticism of the present government, which had promised to create 2 crore jobs

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In Punjab's labour hubs, workers are pleading for jobs at a third of the official minimum wages -Arjun Sharma

-India Spend/ Scroll.in India’s informal sector continues to reel from the impact of Demonetisation and GST. Stress had put deep wrinkles on Balkara Singh’s forehead though he was just 32 years old. The daily wage worker, dressed in a faded blue sweater and jeans, has been coming to the Gol Diggi labour hub in southern Punjab’s Bathinda city every single day for the last five years to look for jobs. Since the end of 2016,

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In Bengaluru, daily wage labourers are struggling to get even 10 days of work in a month -Chethan Ranganath

-IndiaSpend.com/ Scroll.in GST and Demonetisation continue to hurt the livelihoods of workers in India’s IT hub. Kurubarahalli is a congested corner of India’s technology capital, packed with narrow roads, alleys, heavy traffic, shops and darshinis, as small self-service eateries are called here. The area starts humming with activity as early as 7.30 am. Among the first to arrive at the labour hub here are daily wagers seeking e

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Public sector banks' long-term strategy on Jan Dhan begins to pay off -TCA Sharad Raghavan

2 crore to 35 crore, as of April 10, 2019. This represents a growth of nearly 60% over the three years. The growth in the number of accounts has been pretty steady over the last three years, with the Demonetisation year of 2016-17 seeing the fastest growth of about 27%, which then subsequently slowed to a nevertheless robust 10% in 2017-18 and 12% in 2018-19. Deposits, however, have seen a much stronger growth rate over this period. The total quant

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The problem with cherry-picking data -Arun Kumar

ith reality The NSSO data (which have not been released officially) undermine the National Democratic Alliance government’s claims on job creation. In fact, they showed massive unemployment. Demonetisation and the implementation of the goods and services tax, both of which undermined the unorganised sector which employs 94% of the workforce, have impacted employment. Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) and others have co

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The Danger Of Silver Bullets -Ajay Vir Jakhar

sses (crop insurance) or devise policy fine print to exclude proposed beneficiaries from the promised largesse (farm loan waiver). Actions not even referred to in manifestos wrecked a stable economy (Demonetisation and GST) and, consequently, unemployment percentages have risen. Unable to create jobs (let alone the promised 100 million jobs in five years) or kickstart the Make in India initiative, the wisest thing BJP did with the lost causes was that

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Extending MGNREGA to urban areas will create 50 million jobs: State Of Working India 2019 report -Ralph Alex Arakal

-The Indian Express Interestingly, researchers observed that as much as 5 million people left the workforce between 2016 and 2018. "The beginning of the decline in jobs coincided with Demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends," The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report released by Azim Premji University says. Bengaluru: Researchers and economists of Azim

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50 lakh people lost job opportunities after Demonetisation: study

-The Hindu The 'State of Working India' report, published by Azim Premji University, was released on Tuesday Since the November 8, 2016 Demonetisation, at least five million people lost opportunities to work across the country, while the overall unemployment rate doubled between 2011 and 2018 to 6%, says a 'State of Working India' (SWI) report published by the Centre for Sustainable Employment (CSE) of the Azim Premji University (APU) that was

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