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Jobs Decline In India’s Biggest Employment Arena

Jobs Decline In India’s Biggest Employment Arena

  Employment in the informal sector, the biggest provider of jobs in India, has declined 6% from 2004-05, according to government data.   Coming on the heels of a Indiaspend…

Modi’s Big Make-in-India Problem: Fewer Factory Jobs

Modi’s Big Make-in-India Problem: Fewer Factory Jobs

  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes his Make-in-India manufacturing plan and factory output rebounds, new data indicate two disquieting trends.   One, there is a slowdown in employment in…

Rural Wage Growth Plunges To 10-year Low

Rural Wage Growth Plunges To 10-year Low

  The wages of people living in rural India are no longer rising at the same rate as they were under the United Progressive Alliance government. Last week, The Indian…

India’s Wealth Is Rising. So Is Inequality

India’s Wealth Is Rising. So Is Inequality

  “Worldwide, inequality of individual wealth is extreme. At the start of 2014, Oxfam calculated that the richest 85 people on the planet owned as much as the poorest half…

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

  Minimum effort. Minimum expense. Maximum result.   In colloquial English, that’s the mantra that guides India, a mantra that has helped it become a global centre for low-cost innovation—and…

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi may want a “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) by 2019, but sweeping the streets does not address the enormity of India’s real garbage challenge.   As…