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Redesign fiscal policy to fire up infrastructure growth -Ejaz Ghani

-Livemint.com India’s manufacturing sector is moving out of costly and congested cities to rural areas in order to stay competitive. But poor infrastructure is hampering its growth The global economic downturn has raised concerns about the effectiveness of conventional economic policies, which were designed for stabilization, and not for reviving growth in developing countries. Rural distress, spatial disparities, the Gender divide and climate change, all combined with the threat of low and...

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The Fight For Dignity -Ajita Banerjie

-The Indian Express TransGender Persons Bill has let down the community’s long struggle for self respect. The passage of the TransGender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, has caused great disapointment to the transGender community in India that had urged the Rajya Sabha to refer the Bill to a select committee. The Bill failed to incorporate crucial recommendations of the Parliament Standing Committee and several depositions by the transGender and intersex community....

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Why are there objections to the TransGender Persons Bill? -Ramya Kannan

-The Hindu Does the Bill address issues of Gender and identity? Does it consider the appeals and the concerns of the community? The story so far: Parliament has made into law the TransGender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which had been framed for the welfare of transGender persons. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 5 this year, a month after its introduction in the House, and the...

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Civil society criticizes the passage of 'TransGender Persons (Protection of Rights)' Bill in its current form

-Press release by National Alliance of Peoples' Movements  dated 28 November, 2019 In yet another of its egregious legislative misadventures, the BJP Government with support from some other parties, passed the regressive 'TransGender Persons (Protection of Rights)' Bill, in the Rajya Sabha yesterday, despite wide-spread opposition by members of the transGender, intersex and Gender non-confirming communities, seeking referral of the Bill to a Select Committee. We have all been witness to...

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Skills study: Over next 5 years, just 1 in 5 entrants to labour force a woman -Aanchal Magazine

-The Indian Express While the NSO’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 had estimated female labour force participation rate for 15 years and above at 23.3 per cent, the comparative numbers of other countries highlight the labour market’s Gender skew. Just one out of five persons — in the 15-30 years age bracket — entering the labour force is expected to be a female in the five years ending 2023, when...

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