80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data
Government needs to take action regarding job security, social security benefits, food security, health benefits, and safety in the informal sector in such a way that it not only manages the current crisis, but also immunises the sector from future shocks
How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward
The COVID-19-induced lockdown brought tragically into the limelight two facts: one, gig workers have no social security whatsoever, and two, the terms of conditions of their relationship with the platforms were far from transparent
COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.
In January 2019, IMF’s forecast for India was 7.5 percent. This was revised down to 7.3 percent in April, further down to 7 percent in July, 6.1 percent in October and now to 4.8 percent.
Citizen initiatives stand in sharp contrast to the collective indifference of the political class to climate events in Kerala.
Over 68% of Asia-Pacific's workforce makes a living in informal economy, says International Labour Organisation
1.3 billion people of the employed population in the Asia-Pacific make their living in the informal economy, says the International Labour Organisation.
Rs 2,000 notes go missing: Shivraj Chouhan doesn’t get it; killing high value pink notes was govt-RBI plan post-demonetisation
Shivraj Chauhan didn’t take the names of potential hoarders of Rs 2,000 notes, but one can assume that the chief minster’s ire is aimed at political rivals.
At HT Leadership Summit, Narendra Modi lauds JAM trinity, says Aadhaar will help govt weed out benami properties
At HT Leadership Summit, Narendra Modi says country saw a behavioural change after demonetisation which helped achieve a clean and healthy economy.
At Asean summit in Manila, Narendra Modi says demonetisation led to formalising large part of Indian economy
Narendra Modi at Asean summit said his country was using its unique ID system in financial transactions
It is clear from the survey findings that this sector and its job creation potential failed to keep up with the country’s economic growth