India’s Decentralised Renewables Workforce To Double By 2022-23

Bengaluru: India’s decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector--which generates, stores and distributes renewable energy locally--could employ nearly 100,000 more people by 2022-23, according to a n...

Fast Growing States May Not Offer Best, Most Jobs: New Index

Delhi: High economic growth does not necessarily lead to better jobs, and states that do better on gender equality performed better on a new employment index.  Andhra Pradesh (including Tela...

In India’s Capital, Fewer Jobs, More Unemployed Workers

Harola (Delhi): As the midday May sun blazed overhead, and the temperature rose to 42 deg C, several construction workers stood or sat on the pavement where they gathered every day, waiting to be pick...

Share Of Regular Salaried Work Rises, But Women More Likely To Be Self-Employed

Bengaluru: India’s workforce has fewer women than it did six years ago: no more than 18% in rural areas are employed, compared to 25% in 2011-12 and 14% in urban from 15%. However, in urban areas, t...

Jobs Data Reveal Highest Urban Unemployment, But More Formal Jobs

New Delhi: The latest jobs data released by the government--amidst much controversy and debate--showed a 45-year high in general unemployment, but these data have also revealed a rise in formal employ...

India’s Gig Workers: Overworked And Underpaid

Mumbai and Bengaluru: Arif*, 28, shuffled uncomfortably in the driver’s seat of his Maruti Wagon R as he tackled the crowded streets of Lower Parel, Mumbai’s arterial business district, on a sultr...

At Test-Prep Centres, Demographic Dividend Spent In Quest For Govt Jobs

New Delhi: GN Shakya is a veteran of Allahabad’s test preparation centres. Like many others, he has been in pursuit of a secure government job for years--in his case, 16 years. During this time, he ...

90% Of Jobs Created Over Two Decades Post-Liberalisation Were Informal

Mumbai: Of around 61 million jobs created in India over 22 years post-liberalisation of the economy in 1991, 92% were informal jobs, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of National Sample Survey Offic...

In India’s IT Capital, Only The Lucky Get 10 Days Of Work

Bengaluru: Kurubarahalli is a congested corner of India's technology capital, packed with narrow roads, alleys, heavy traffic, shops and darshinis, as small self-service eateries are called here. The ...

Why Construction Workers Missed Government Welfare Benefits For 23 Years

Mumbai and Vadodara: “I am at the naka or at a site working all day. I can’t take care of her from there, so I prefer she come with me and earn a bit for the house,” said Meena Ben Rathwa, holdi...