An urban jobs safety net

Source: TheHindu Relevance: Impact of COVID on economy & employment Synopsis: The article signifies the need to formulate a wage employment-based national urban livelihood scheme on lines of MGNREGA. Impact of COVID on the economy World Economic outlook report presents a grim picture of the global economy. It states that – all of the world countries… Continue reading An urban jobs safety net

Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress

Source: Business Standard  Synopsis: The government’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report shows a sharp increase in employment in agriculture. It has increased to 45.6% in 2019-20, compared to 42.5% of the total employment in 2018-19. This is a sign of distress as migration to agriculture has been due to compulsion and not in wake… Continue reading Migration from factories to farms, a sign of distress