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Number crunching helps farmers manage water -Manu Moudgil

ps that farmers are growing beside their old favourites of vegetables, millets, wheat and pulses.   “People don’t need to migrate because there is enough water for everyone. Also, Labour work is available on vegetable farms throughout the year,” he says, adding, “Our dependence on tanker service has reduced. This is the result of water budgeting.” WOTR has extended this concept to more than 100 villages in Mah

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Eye-opening study on Punjab's rural women Labourers poses many questions in poll season -Rajeev Khanna

disparity, caste discrimination and exclusion from the political process continue to bedevil these mostly Dalit women An eye-opening study released on March 19, 2019, on the plight of rural women Labourers in Punjab, has brought to centre-stage, the issue of the failure of India’s political system to deliver after more than 72 years of independence. The document points at the marginalisation of these women, overwhelmingly belonging to Dal

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92 per cent of rural women Labourers are Dalits, shows Punjabi University research -Manish Sirhindi

-The Indian Express PATIALA: After studying in-depth the exploitation of women Labourers in rural Punjab, especially the dalits, a team from Punjabi University in Patiala has laid bare some startling facts about the high debts, sexual exploitation, gender disparity, caste discrimination and exclusion from the political process of these women. The study ‘Socio-Economic Conditions and Political Participation of Rural Women More »

Missing in national job market: 2.8 crore rural women over the last six years -Jay Mazoomdaar

-The Indian Express The decline, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-2018 report by NSSO which the government has withheld, is more acute in the working age group of 15-59 years. New Delhi: Over five crore rural women have left the national job market since 2004-05. Female participation has fallen by 7 percentage points since 2011-12, amounting to approximately 2.8 crore fewer women looking for jobs. The decline, acco

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One note, one vote: How farmers in Maharashtra are funding a poll campaign -Radheshyam Jadhav

ldquo;I have given a note, and now I will vote.” It’s a sunny afternoon in a tiny hamlet in the remote Shahuwadi taluka of Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district. Small farmers and farm Labourers have gathered to donate election funds to the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana (SSS), the leading farmers’ organisation in the State. Since 2001, when the SSS decided to enter electoral politics, farmers in the sugar belt have been shoulde

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National male workforce shrinking, says Labour report that Govt buried -Jay Mazoomdaar

ent, respectively.   For the first time since 1993-94, the actual size of India’s male workforce, or men who are working, has shrunk. Data from the NSSO’s Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18, reviewed by The Indian Express, account for 28.6 crore employed male in the country. This is the first instance of a drop in the male workforce that steadily swelled from 21.9 crore in 1993-94 to 30.4 crore in 2011-12 when the

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A model problem

d long funded the Kerala development story, may soon turn out to be a headache if not a nightmare. Economic slowdown in the Gulf countries, state policies favouring replacement of migrants with local Labour, influx of workers from Africa and countries such as the Philippines, are forcing a reverse migration that has serious repercussions for Kerala’s economy and society. Fortunately, the rising dollar-rupee exchange rate has prevented a fall

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The problem is jobs, not wages -Praveen Chakravarty

upply of houses. Similarly, what determines wages for an employee is the demand for such skills versus the supply of such skills. Wages are not determined by some external factor that is removed from Labour market conditions. It is entirely a function of the Labour market. In economic parlance, wage, or the price of Labour, is an endogenous variable and not an ex

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North India's latent 'demographic dividend' -Devender Singh

en regions within the country must be seen as an opportunity for growth There is a clear demographic divergence between north-central and south-western regions; one is a young hinterland with vast Labour force and the other ones are ageing with decreasing working age population. Most of the current and future demographic potential is locked in the north-central States, and largely located in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pr

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How Many Jobs Did MUDRA Create? Modi Won't Tell You Before Election Earlier, the government stopped the release of the NSSO report on unemployment for 2017-18 and the sixth Labour Bureau annual employment-unemployment survey. Both showed an unprecedented rise in job losses. New Delhi: For the third time, the Narendra Modi government has stopped the release of government data on jobs created in the country before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Indian Express reported on March 14, 2019 that a

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