Budget 2022: Centre needs to put money in people's pockets, says Rajeev Gowda
A social security net is necessitated by the reverse migration that happened in the wake of the pandemic, and has increased the dependence of the populace on the schemes like MNREGA
Budget 2021: Cities need MGNREGA-style job scheme
The huge impact of the pandemic on urban jobs and livelihood calls for an effective and innovative approach to create new jobs and opportunities.
Covid-19: 400 mn workers in India may fall into poverty
Millions of workers are vulnerable to income loss and layoffs, says ILO; the ongoing nationwide lockdown has further pushed workers in the informal sector to the brink.
How the Covid-19 lockdown could backfire in slums
When four or more people are virtually locked up in one room for days and not allowed to go out, the social density of that place actually increases, Prof. Amitabh Kundu, an economist, says.