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No disguising the economic slowdown now. Take a look -Maitressh Ghatak

rious new statistics were trotted out to suggest that the growth rate since 2014 had been higher than that under the previous regime. Those of us who looked at other economic indicators such as the unEmployment rate and growth in tax revenue sensed the clear signs of the onset of an economic slowdown, but were dismissed as compulsive contrarians. Yet, as winter approaches, the debate is no longer about how high the growth rate is, but about whether

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'Care' economy uncharitable to women -Francis Kuriakose & Deepa Iyer

s to unpaid care work 3.2 times more often than men. The 2019 ILO report ‘A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality’ identified unpaid care work as the biggest impediment to women’s formal Employment, as it engaged 21.7 per cent of women between 18-54 years of age, as opposed to 1.7 per cent of men. Care work and care economy — a system that consists of activities and relationships involved in meeting the physical, emotional, and p

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Mega challenges of rural-urban migration -Santosh Mehrotra

ants to the labour force as well as potential migrants from agriculture do not gain new livelihoods. Hastening of the structural transformation brings with it three mega-challenges for policy-makers: Employment of migrants; growing urbanisation; and ensuring better education and vocational training for increasing labour force entrants. India’s planners must manage these three processes much better over the next two decades as India’s demog

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Noted Gandhian economist Dr Sudarshan Iyengar interviewed by Rutam Vora (The Hindu Business Line)

ation of cash crops such as cotton and castor. because they could be processed in the villages, and could foster an agro-based processing industry there. This would take care of the food, shelter and Employment needs of the rural community. There could be self-reliance and inter-dependence between the villages, not complete dependence. * How far does the government’s aim to double farmers' income by 2022 match Gandhi's vision of a sustainable

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UnEmployment at nearly 10%, among youth it's 28% -Subodh Varma

crore over last year and by 2 crore in two years. [See chart below] This is for all those jobless people who are willing to work, whether actively seeking jobs or not. Weekly estimates point to an unEmployment rate nearing a record 10% mark – 9.94% to be precise, as of September 27. Please click here to read more.

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The link between jobs, farming and climate -Pulapre Balakrishnan

-The Hindu It is imperative to focus on agricultural production in devising a long-term solution to the problem of unEmployment At a panel discussion hosted recently by the students of Delhi’s Ambedkar University, the topic was, ‘Are we heading for an economic crisis?’ Presumably, they had been prompted by the all-absorbing news of a slowing economy. It is indeed correct that such a slowing is taking place. Growth has slowed

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Creating jobs for young India -Jayan Jose Thomas

-The Hindu If India does not make effective use of the strengths of its youth now, it may never do Amartya Sen had once quipped that India’s unEmployment figures were low enough to put many developed countries to shame. Professor Sen was, of course, not commending the country’s record in Employment creation, but instead, highlighting the difficulties involved in measuring More »

Critical data on India's higher education is out but only Modi has hijacked headlines -Yogendra Yadav

ced. The eighth annual All India Survey on Higher Education 2018-19 was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development last week. It coincided with the release of four-monthly report ‘UnEmployment in India – A Statistical Profile’ for May-August 2019 by the Centre for Monitoring India Economy. Put together, both these surveys point to a simmering volcano of educated unEmploymen

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Bank mergers don't address crux of crisis: The nexus between lenders, borrowers and election funding -Christophe Jaffrelot

derstand why the public sector banks lent so much money to companies which are today unable to pay it back. India’s economic crisis that is finding expression in low-growth rates and high unEmployment rates is partly due to the decline of investments, which is partly due to the fact that companies cannot get access to loans as easily as before. This is a direct consequence of the huge level of the banks’ Non Performing Assets (NPAs), w

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