Rajendran Narayanan teaches at Azim Premji University, Bangalore and works on questions of transparency and accountability.
One year since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, there’s been little change in the hunger levels and unemployment rate among migrant workers, especially women.
A technological intervention must have a governance framework in which protection of rights must be fundamental and which provides more choices to the marginalised.
All indications show that an economic revival will take some time — support is required during this period to at least prevent starvation.
A collective of NREGA women activists discovers its political voice.
Hinduism is a secular religion in its philosophical assumptions, as probably all religions are. Those claiming to speak for nationalism are forcing us to choose between manufactured polarities of being secular or being religious.
Centre’s policy of monopolising decisions, socialising economic losses in the wake of Covid-19 has left migrant workers in the lurch
Information systems strengthen socio-economic transformation, but transparency and accountability are crucial.
Claims that Aadhaar has increased the demand and allocations of NREGA work rest on several faulty assumptions.
MGNREGA provisions on right to work and timely wages are being violated.
Lack of adequate staff, payment delays undermine MGNREGA in a drought-hit district