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Thursday, June 17, 2021



NREGS: Punjab has generated 31.48 lakh persondays from April 1 to May 11 this year

May 12, 2021 9:26 pm

Till date, at least 2.92 lakh individuals have worked under NREGS, against a total of 11.85 lakh in the entire financial year last year.

India is no country for women. Could the pandemic help change that?

April 28, 2021 9:13 am

Gender-based discrimination begins before birth and is instilled in the home. But the current health crisis, with men sharing domestic chores and women carrying corpses, may be an inflection point for Indian gender norms

Maharashtra: Amid Covid restrictions, increase in workers enrolled under MNREGA

April 18, 2021 7:17 pm

Maharashtra gears up to absorb larger unskilled workforce amid rising number of covid cases.

Minimum wage for agri workers hiked to Rs 324.2 per day in January: Gujarat Government

March 23, 2021 5:30 am

Thakor said the Gujarat State Minimum Wages Advisory Board headed by Bhavnaben Joshipura has three representatives of labour workers and four representatives of industry. It had held met in 2016, 2017, five times in 2018 and once in 2019.

CITU hold protest rally, demand raise in minimum wage, repeal of farm laws

March 17, 2021 9:27 pm

Around 1,500 to 2,000 protesters marched from the old bus stand to Chaura Maidan before holding a meeting there.

Kakoli goes to work

September 13, 2020 2:27 pm

The Indian Express travels to Purba Bardhaman, the district with the highest number of households that have availed work under NREGA, to find that in a year of pandemic and polls for Bengal, the job scheme has emerged as a clear safety net for lakhs of households

NREGA Participation In COVID Times: In Punjab, women net 58% share of total person days, almost same as last year

September 02, 2020 1:45 am

As per the data, while five out of the 22 districts of Punjab have recorded an increase in the women person-days share, two districts are at par with last year’s figure, while remaining all the districts have show a decline.

Maharashtra: 96,000 households enrol for job guarantee scheme, state increases labour budget by 19%

August 08, 2020 10:52 pm

Till August 7, including new enrolments, there were a total 86.85 lakh households with job cards in the state. A situation where all of them demand work, however, is unlikely. Data shows that just about 35 per cent, or 29.95 lakh households, have demanded work over the past three years.

Textile industry faces labour crunch: Migrants happy with MNREGA work in UP as Surat units struggle

June 29, 2020 5:33 am

Home to nearly 16 lakh migrant workers from Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand, employed in its textile mills, Surat saw nearly six incidents of violence in its labour colonies, by workers demanding to return home, walking home in protest, confronting police

Rs 50,000-crore scheme to provide jobs for migrants returning home

June 18, 2020 3:48 pm

The move has come at a time when lakhs of migrants have returned to villages in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and the demand for employment has gone up in rural areas.