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Covid-19 lockdowns return, with a change: migrants are now mostly single, male -Karishma Mehrotra

-The Indian Express While there is no such official nationwide data, experts note that the migration back to workplaces since the end of the first lockdown has been increasingly single, male migration, leaving families behind. Ranchi: In February this year, Md Shabbir Ansari travelled with his family...

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During COVID-19 pandemic, India’s debt to GDP ratio increased from 74% to 90%, says IMF

-PTI/ The Hindu In 2020, fiscal policy also contributed to mitigate falling economic activity and employment. India’s debt to GDP ratio increased from 74% to 90% during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund has said, noting that it expects this to drop down to 80% as...

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Should the government open up Covid-19 vaccinations for all? -Vijayta Lalwani & Arunabh Saikia

-Scroll.in States like Maharashtra and Delhi have requested the Centre to remove the age limit for immunisation. India is currently in its third phase of Covid-19 vaccination where those above 45 years are eligible to get the shots. Public and private hospitals have administered over eight crore...

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An effective migrant labour policy must consider where existing labour laws fail -Priya Deshingkar

-The Indian Express Niti Aayog’s draft policy is a good start which could, with a few adjustments, reduce the vulnerability and risks faced by labour migrants and ultimately build a more sustainable model of development. The Niti Aayog’s draft Migrant Labour Policy is a clear statement of...

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Healthcare needs a reform, spending boost -Shikha Dahiya and Aditi Pathak

-The Hindu Business Line Large inter-State variations in funding, shortcomings in quality of care and neglect of urban health continue to haunt the sector Since Independence, India has made some notable gains on the health front. For instance, life expectancy at birth has increased, infant mortality and...

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