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Ticking time bomb: The perilous lives of garment workers amid the pandemic -Vaibhav Raghunandan

-Down to Earth blog Women workers in garment industry share stories of gender discrimination, insensitive treatment and government apathy  The garment industry has long been under the microscope for flouting labour codes, breaking environmental norms, violating human rights, pay structures and much more. The women garment workers who attended an orientation workshop at a hotel on Delhi-Gurugram road October 2021, headed by Society for Labour and Development (SLD), know about these flaws. In...

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Anuroop Kaur Sandhu, a woman candidate from Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, interviewed by Tripta Narang (Newsclick.in)

-Newsclick.in "Whosoever comes to power; my request is to constitute a technical team and explore and work on all the possible options to address and curb this menace." Udta Punjab, a Bollywood film released in 2016, highlighted the issue of the severe drug problem in Punjab. The movie acted as an eye-opener for many in the state. After five years, as the state is ready for another Assembly poll, the film has...

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Left Mumbai to be with our family, say migrants on PM Modi's statement in Parliament -Mustafa Shaikh

-IndiaToday.in Some of the Migrant Workers said that they left Mumbai during the first Covid-19 outbreak to be with their respective families. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Congress crossed all limits during the first wave of the infection. The party (Congress) gave free train tickets to Migrant Workers to leave Mumbai...As a result, the Covid spread rapidly in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.” India Today TV spoke to...

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Budget allocation defeats spirit of rural job scheme, says report -Achintya Ganguly

-The Telegraph NREGA Watch finds low funds, delayed wage payment defeating spirit Ranchi: Frustrating budget allocation, delayed payment of wages and contractors-middlemen-official nexus, among other factors, are defeating the spirit of the rural job scheme under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 in Jharkhand. A report card released on Wednesday by NREGA Watch, an NGO monitoring the scheme in the state, on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of commencement...

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MGNREGA demand dropped from June 2020 peak, but still higher than pre-COVID: Eco Survey -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu High demand in migrant destination States, not source States: it says Demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has dropped from the peak of the first lockdown, but is still higher than pre-COVID levels, the Department of Economic Affairs said in its annual Economic Survey, noting that this is “an indicator of rural labour markets”. However, it cautioned against drawing conclusions about the movement...

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