Search Result

Total Matching Records found : 17

Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

ticle by Dr. Vikas Rawal and Prachi Bansal, however, points out that in order to understand the problem of joblessness in the country it is better to consider the indicator 'Worker-Population Ratio' (wpr), which is also known as the 'Work Participation Rate' for the age-group 15-59 years (according to usual status) instead of the indicator 'unemployment rate'. It should be noted that the indicator ‘Proportion Unemployed’ (viz. proportio

More »

Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

mportant to note that the drop in work participation by rural women is not sudden. The latest data from the PLFS simply continue a trend that was well in place by 2011-12. Worker to population ratio (wpr) for rural women aged 15 and above had dropped from 48.5% in 2004-5 to 35.2% in 2011-12, and then to 23.7% in 2017-18. In contrast, the wpr for urban women aged 15 and above declined only mildly, changing f

More »

PMO's refusal to disclose Raghuram Rajan's letter on bad loans is not legal, says CIC

-Scroll.in The PMO has a ‘moral, constitutional and political duty’ to reveal to citizens who are the defaulters and what action has been taken against them, it said. The Central Information Commission has directed the Reserve Bank of India and the Prime Minister’s Office to disclose the list of wilful defaulters as well as a letter on bad loans written by the former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to the Centre, PTI reported on Sunday. Central Information Commissioner S

More »

Jobs growth claims in India: a fact check -R Nagaraj

million.” (p. 2). Absolute employment levels may go up, as the population and labour force are also growing. More realistic measures of employment status are (i) worker to population ratio (wpr), and (ii) unemployment rate (UR). Using the same data source, Figure 1 shows, between 2011-12 and 2015-16 (the latest data), wpr has gone down from 51 to 48, and UR has gone up from 3.8% to 5% (annual repo

More »

Mihir Shah Committee report recommends a paradigm shift in water management

ents testified that huge delays in techno-economic appraisal by CWC had become a matter of concern • Most large states have developed requisite expertise in the past 2 decades. IIH, Roorkee, CwprS, Pune, IIT Roorkee, IISc, IITs and RECs have expertise which state governments can avail • Appraisal can be a demand-based exercise, a partnership between the central and state governments The Mihir Shah headed panel has recommended that

More »

As monsoon pauses down south, IMD tells farmers to hold cultivation -Nikita Mehta and Prashant K Nanda

-Livemint.com IMD has advised farmers in interior Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha not to begin sowing as the soil is heated and the seeds require rainfall New Delhi: With the progress of the monsoon slowing over Karnataka, India Meteorological Department(IMD) has advised farmers in Maharashtra to postpone sowing seeds until the rains reach the state in the next four to five days. “The Konkan region is getting pre-monsoon rains and will soon get monsoon too, but in interi

More »

Muslim working proportion lowest among communities -Abantika Ghosh

report of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on ‘Employment and Unemployment Situation Among Major Religious groups in India’ (July 2011-June 2012), although there is a decrease in the wpr amongst rural persons of Islamic community, there has been an improvement of 1.1% in respect of urban persons of Islamic community as compared to NSS 66th round of similar report,” reads the reply to a question asked by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Ow

More »

Is India actually free of polio? -Vidya Krishnan

cent had died (making the total of residual paralysis or death a startling 43.7 per cent. This means that children who had NPAFP are more than twice at risk of dying than those who get infected with wpr. We may be polio-free but we are reporting the world’s largest number of NPAFP. Realistically speaking, we need an urgent policy intervention to address NPAFP and VDPV with the same urgency and political will with which we addressed the wild

More »

MGNREGA impact on food inflation is very limited, says RBI study -Jitendra

cheme helped in raising rural wages but it should not be singled out for rising inflation. There are a number of reasons for rise in food inflation. The study says that work participation rates (wpr) change also influenced inflation. It has been observed that there has been a significant decline in participation of women and youth aged 15 to 24 in the labour work force. This has affected demand and supply situation in the rural market and has als

More »

Child sex ratio worsening faster among STs: census report-Jitendra

with 1,046 females per 1,000 males; it is followed by Kerala (1,035), Arunachal Pardesh (1,032), Odisha (1,029) and Chhattisgarh (1,020). There is minuscule increase in work participation rate (wpr) of Scheduled Tribes in the country. The rate of wpr is high in urban areas. Work participation rate of SCs and STs in rural areas is declining but increasing urban areas, the census report states. Wor

More »

Video Archives

Archives

share on Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Feedback
Read Later