April 30, 2020 10:54 pm
A party’s task force under former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in Maharashtra has sought the cash handout for the entire unorganised labour force, including farm labourers, hawkers, small shopkeepers and others.
March 24, 2020 10:54 pm
As a result of the lockdown, thousands, including daily wage labourers, street vendors and those in the unorganised sector, are staring at a massive crisis, with many without the means to even buy food.
May 01, 2019 11:19 am
Makhan Lal, a construction worker who is on the verge of quitting work because of a dislocated shoulder, says: “I haven’t heard of Modi’s pension scheme or Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY... what I know is that we will remain poor, this basti will continue to have open sewage and during rains our houses will be under sewer water.”
January 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Organised by the Working Peoples’ Charter, a collective that works with informal labour, the event Informal Workers' Narratives 1.0 was an effort to initiate a dialogue between informal labourers and the people they work for. About 90 per cent of India's workforce is in the unorganised sector.
July 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday exhorted financial institutions, including Nabard, and banks to focus on funding the unfunded so that employment in the unorganised sector goes up.