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Migrant workers' deaths: Govt says it has no data. But didn't people die? Here is a list - Mukesh Rawat 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/ 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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Differential impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown -Ashwini Deshpande and Rajesh Ramachandran

-The Hindu The resultant distress in India has exacerbated pre-existing structures of disadvantage based on social identity In his book, The Great Leveler, Walter Scheidel, the Austrian economic historian, argues that throughout human history, there have been four types of catastrophic events that have led to greater economic equality: pandemic, war, revolution and state collapse. Currently, the world is going through one of them: a massive COVID-19 pandemic. In Scheidel’s analysis, the...

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6.1 million youth may lose jobs in India due to Covid-19: ADB-ILO report -Indivjal Dhasmana

-Business Standard Unemployment rate in the country will rise to a staggering 32.5 per cent, but will be higher in Sri Lanka at 37.8 per cent As many as 6.1 million young people (15-24 years) may lose jobs in India in 2020 if the containment of the virus takes six months (roughly till September), says a report by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Labour Organisation (ILO). India will be followed by Pakisan,...

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COVID-19 Impact: 41 Lakh Youth Lost Jobs in India, Says ILO-ADB Report PTI The young people's employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged due to the pandemic, the report found. New Delhi: As many as 41 lakh youth in the country lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic while construction and farm sector workers account for the majority of Job Losses, according to a joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “For India, the...

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