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Furnish details of unorganised workers to Centre, SC tells States

-The Hindu Plea seeks food security, cash transfers for Migrant Workers who went back to their villages during lockdown The Supreme Court on Friday asked the States and Union Territories to furnish particulars of unorganised and Migrant Workers to the Centre. The court said a further order could be passed based on these details to protect the interests of workers in a case filed by activists Anjali Bharadwaj, Harsh Mander and Jagdeep...

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More Confusion, Less Benefits Mar E-Shram Registration Process -Shreya Adhikari and Debojit Dutta Across India, unorganised workers registering for the e-Shram card have to wade through rumours of monetary benefits, fear of fraud, and a daunting process. On June 31, 2021, in response to a petition on the struggles faced by Migrant Workers during the pandemic, the Supreme Court directed the central government to accelerate the process of building a database of unorganised workers. The government responded by launching the e-Shram portal – a...

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Displacement and Livelihood of Industrial Workers on the Periphery of Delhi: Case Study of workers in Narela Industrial Estate -Dr. Tanya Chaudhary The case study of Narela shows that informal workers exist in a perpetual cycle of precariousness, distress and displacement in a megacity. The case study of Narela shows that informal workers exist in a perpetual cycle of precariousness, distress and displacement in a megacity. While this cycle could be broken through interventions in the realms of social provisioning and legislative framework, the State’s policies instead seem to be working towards strengthening...

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Migrants’ livelihoods during the pandemic: Challenges and opportunities -Dr. Janvi Gandhi Kanakia and others Informal Migrant Workers in metropolitan cities of India have faced multiple forms of vulnerabilities in the last two years of the pandemic. Linkages across schemes for such workers are absolutely critical to creating a social security net that protects them from falling into similar cycles of poverty and destitution during macro and micro economic distresses. ON the occasion of International Labour Day, or ‘May Day’, we explore the dimensions of vulnerabilities...

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Mitanins: The women who kept Chhattisgarh safe during the COVID-19 pandemic -Ravleen Kaur

-Down to Earth The administration, however, has not compensated other Mitanins’ work adequately and has thus been misusing their sense of social commitment 50-year-old Saraswati Kaushik’s day starts at 5 am. After preparing food for the family and an hour or two of farm work, she goes for home visits in her ‘para’ (locality) to check on pregnant mothers, infants, kids below five years of age, elderly people in need of treatment...

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