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Dr. Amit Basole, head of Azim Premji University’s Centre for Sustainable Employment, interviewed by Rohan Venkataramakrishnan (Scroll.in)

-Scroll.in The head of Azim Premji’s Centre for Sustainable Employment on the tremendous distress hiding beneath job market statistics in India. If you looked at just the bare employment figures for India over 2020, you might think that most people recovered from the shock of the national lockdown and the Economic Crisis that followed. Yet though there was indeed a recovery before the brutal second wave hit, the headline numbers paper over...

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How Second Wave Is Decimating Rural Economy -Rohit Inani

-IndiaSpend.com The government has said that the economic impact from the second Covid-19 wave will be less than that of the first. But economists point to signs of a growing rural Economic Crisis, and call for urgent relief measures to ward off long-term damage. Siolim, Goa: Ramesh Ram, 31, is listed as a textile industry staff worker in the administration's database of migrant workers in south west Bihar's Kaimur district. But for...

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Supreme Court directs provision of dry rations & food from community kitchens for all migrant workers in the country

-Press statement issued by Harsh Mander, Anjali Bhardwaj and Jagdeep Chhokar dated 24th May 2021 We welcome the important directions given by the Supreme Court today for ensuring food security of migrant workers across the country. The SC has directed that dry ration has to be distributed to migrant workers throughout the country by the States under the Atma Nirbhar Scheme or any other scheme found suitable by the States/Centre. Further,...

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Economy Tumbles, 1 Crore Jobs Lost Since January -Subodh Varma

-Newsclick.in The pandemic has heightened an already simmering Economic Crisis – and the worst is still to come. The number of employed persons in India plummeted from about 40 crore in January to 39 crore in April 2021. That’s a loss of one crore employed persons, one of the steepest falls ever in four months, barring the brutal devastation caused by last year’s complete countrywide lockdown in April-May 2020. This emerges from...

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China may have become more prosperous in comparison to India in 2020, estimates new study

During the last one year, India seems to have lost the race in becoming the world leader in terms of development, prosperity and growth thanks to the recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The total number of poor people in the country has swelled and the middle class has shrunk in 2020 in comparison to what was anticipated earlier. A new study by the United States based think tank Pew...

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