India’s new employment policy ought to focus on young adults

What is the News? Research has been conducted to study the employment data in India, for which it used the findings of India’s Periodic labor Force Data survey, National Sample Survey Organization. What are the findings of the research? Farm Employment: A sharp decline was seen in the farm works among young adults. Less than… Continue reading India’s new employment policy ought to focus on young adults

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, launches a nationwide River Ranching Programme 

What is the news?  The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has launched a national level River Ranching program in UP.   At the same time, other 4 states namely, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Tripura and Chhattisgarh also participated nationwide River Ranching program launching.  What is river ranching? River ranching is a form of aquaculture in which a population of a fish species is… Continue reading Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, launches a nationwide River Ranching Programme 

India’s informal economy: Challenges and solutions – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The majority of the urban population across the world makes its living from the informal economy. According to one report published by the ILO in 2018, more than 2 billion people – almost 61% of the world’s employed population – were dependent on the informal economy. In some countries, this proportion… Continue reading India’s informal economy: Challenges and solutions – Explained, pointwise

Some dope on law: Decriminalise cannabis, rework NDPS Act, for investigative focus on hard drugs supply 

What is the news?  The arrest and custodial interrogation of celebrity attendees of a cruise party has reopened the debate over criminalisation of cannabis. What is the status of cannabis regulation in India?  India criminalised cannabis under American pressure in 1985 through the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.  As per GoI surveys, even after three decades of criminalization of cannabis, ganja… Continue reading Some dope on law: Decriminalise cannabis, rework NDPS Act, for investigative focus on hard drugs supply 

What the continued distress in informal labour market says

Synopsis: Status of informal sector in India, distress faced by them mainly during the Covid-19 pandemic and various impacts of the sustained divergence between the formal and the informal labour force.  Introduction Recently released economic data suggests that the Indian economy has emerged from the second wave of the pandemic better than expected. Two broad… Continue reading What the continued distress in informal labour market says