Why India’s New Wage Code Will Push Migrants Deeper Into Poverty

Ahmedabad: “I get Rs 300 for a day’s work and this is the best work I can get,” said Kamlesh*, an Adivasi migrant worker from Banswara in southern Rajasthan. For Kamlesh, “best work...

‘Delhi Police India’s Best On Numbers, Infrastructure & Money Use, UP Police Worst’

New Delhi: The Delhi police are India’s best in terms of staffing, infrastructure and use of budget, followed by Kerala and Maharashtra, a new study has revealed. Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bih... div#n2-ss-6{width:620px;float:left;margin:0px 0px 0px 0px;}html[dir="rtl"] div#n2-ss-6{float:right;}div#n2-ss-6 .n2-ss-slider-1{position:relative;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;p... In general, states performed better on infrastructure indicators than on budget utilisation, the study said. The inadequacy of police infrastructure can hardly be attributed to the inadequacy of budge...

‘Rural Jobs Guarantee Scheme Has Social Value, Even When No One Is Doing Any Work’

Mumbai: In conflict-affected areas, rural social insurance programmes such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) can reduce violent events by half by shielding wor...

Communications Blockade Creates New Mental Health Challenges In Kashmir

Srinagar and Baramulla: She sat in a corner, beside the door of the doctor’s office, hidden by papers and medicine boxes on the compounder’s table. “I feel frustrated thinking about the future, ...

Barely Regulated Thermal Power Plants Use Up More Water Than Permitted, RTI Data Show

Bengaluru: In addition to polluting the air and warming the planet, India’s thermal power plants are consuming excessive amounts of water, in many cases beyond the permissible limits set by the envi...

We Will Not Survive This Disaster: Kashmiri Entrepreneurs As Lockdown Continues

Srinagar and Baramulla: Haji Mohammed Ghani, 74, squatted at the border of his apple orchard, sporting a neatly trimmed, white beard, and a frown. Around him were trees laden with apples ripe for pick...

Mini Anganwadis Could Help The Poorest And Most Disadvantaged

Pallahara, Odisha: On the morning of India’s Independence Day in 2019, Kuna Munda, 30, of Jayapura village, along with a group of 70 villagers, gathered in a small community building in Chasagurujan...

‘We Will Ban Cow Slaughter In States Where It Is Still Legal’

New Delhi: “The setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will lead to conservation, protection and development of cattle population in the country including development and conservation of indigenous ...

India’s Education Budget Cannot Fund Proposed New Education Policy

Bengaluru: The government’s Draft New Education Policy released May 2019 suggests increasing spending on education from 10% of total government expenditure to 20% by 2030. However, there is no fundi...

73.2% Of Rural Women Workers Are Farmers, But Own 12.8% Land Holdings

Nashik, Maharashtra: Pushpa Kadale was nine months pregnant and had a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter when one night at 4 a.m., her husband asked her to leave the house. With no money and no place...