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Will soon launch land banks available with some states for industry: Piyush Goyal
"Very soon, I will do a soft launch of the land banks that are available with some of the state. So far six states have shared their data...We have been able to identify nearly 5,00,000 hectares of land which is available for industry. "So, any worries around availability of land are unfounded. There is enough and more land available all over the country for different industries," the minister said at a CII webinar on ease of doing business.
25 more labour ministry officials test positive for COVID-19: Source
The officials in the ministry are being tested for COVID-19 after two of...
Ease migrant labourers’ return to work: Road Ministry
“We may take this issue up with the Ministry of Home Affairs, where the government allo...
Process to appoint new chief statistician to the Ministry of Statistics begins
The ministry on Monday said the CSI will be the head of the National Statistical Organisation and secretary of the National Statistical Commission, and have a tenure of three years.
Retail inflation for industrial workers eases marginally to 5.33 pc in July
"Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.33 per cent for July 2020 as compared to 5.06 per cent for the previous month (June 2020) and 5.98 per cent during the corresponding month (July 2019) of the previous year," a labour ministry statement said.
Labour ministry sets up 20 control rooms under CLS to address wage related grievances
"These call centers can be accessed by the workers through phone numbers, whatsapp and emails," labour ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. These control rooms are being managed by labour enforcement officers, assistant labour commissioners, regional labour commissioners and deputy chief labour commissioners of the respective regions.
I have an open mind about stimulus: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says the government is looking at various ways to provide support to the economy.
ESIC issues comprehensive guidelines for employers, workers to prevent spread of Covid-19
According to the statement, these guidelines are about the structural and administrative measures and human resource policies that can be used to control the spread of Covid-19 at the workplace.
Centre likely to fast-track changes for uniform flexi labour laws
The Centre could tweak labour law changes and fast-track their implementation for new businesses.
Reforms do not mean complete abolition of labour laws, says Rajiv Kumar
In recent weeks, various state government's have proposed changes to existing labour laws.
Rain, sowing data and labour movement predict an early and plentiful harvest
Three decades of liberalisation and attempts to transform into an industrial nation notwithstanding, India remains an economy largely dependent on monsoons and agriculture. Nearly 60% of its population still lives off farms and allied activities. Good prices for farm produce means higher incomes in rural India, consumer durables and discretionary goods.
Centre mulls production-linked Sops for labour-intensive sectors soon
The government has already unveiled such incentives for electronics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Textiles, garment and leather are labour intensive and have huge employment generation potential.
Govt may retrospectively relax conditions for unemployment benefits under Employees’ State Insurance
The labour ministry has moved a proposal to amend the conditions under the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana from March, when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown, which will be taken up by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) board on Thursday.
Raw material, movement of labour biggest hurdles: CII
The findings are part of a nationwide survey conducted by CII last week to determine the effectiveness of the exit from lockdown in specific zones and sectors.
'One-time cash transfer, basic food supplies for 3 months can help tackle labour migration problem'
It said distributing money through direct benefit transfer (DBT) and food via the PDS will adversely impact the finances of state governments, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as they are home to almost all migrant workers.