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No Jobs In Villages, Bihar’s Migrants Are Returning To Cities -Parth MN and Umesh Kumar Ray

-IndiaSpend.com Patna: Balmiki Kumar’s previous and current jobs are vastly different. For five years, Kumar, 33, taught geography at a private school in Hilsa, a town in central Bihar’s Nalanda district. He now works as a plantation labourer under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). That, however, is not the only difference. In his earlier job, he got paid. “The school shut after the lockdown in March and I...

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Techies and teachers take white-collar hit -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph 32.6% of the 18.1 million jobs in the country were lost in four months India witnessed the erosion of nearly a third of its white-collar jobs between May and August, with professionals like software engineers, teachers, accountants and analysts taking the biggest hit, a survey by a data agency has shown. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has found that 5.9 million (32.6 per cent) of the 18.1 million white-collar jobs...

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Job data hard to gulp? Shut eyes -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has estimated the loss of 21 million salaried jobs between April and August, weeks after suggesting that 18.9 million salaried jobs were lost between April and July The Centre has said it does not accept survey data provided by “non-government agencies”, the assertion coming at a time independent agencies have reported enormous Job Losses in the country while the government has sat tight on...

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Migrant workers' deaths: Govt says it has no data. But didn't people die? Here is a list - Mukesh Rawat

-IndiaToday.in The Modi govt has told Parliament it does not have data of migrant workers who died during the lockdown. India Today sheds light on data documenting those who died while desperately trying to reach their homes. While presenting the Union Budget 2020 in Parliament on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman outlined the importance of data and said that in order to meet challenges of real-time monitoring of India's increasingly complex...

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Job Losses among SCs were three times higher than for upper castes: Economist Ashwini Deshpande -Shreehari Paliath

-India Spend/ Scroll.in Reservations are not the answer to every social and economic problem. More needs to be done to provide safety nets to vulnerable groups. About 10 crore to 12 crore Indians lost their jobs in the immediate aftermath of the countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, IndiaSpend reported in April. But the lockdown has impacted the disadvantaged caste groups with a far greater magnitude than the upper castes, found...

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