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Covid-19 scare: PM Modi seeks industry help to stop movement of urban labour class to rural areas
PM Modi also urged corporate houses to contribute generously to the government’s coffers. He assured instant approvals for any regulatory permissions required for them to work towards fighting the disease, top officials said.
UP govt ramping up quarantine facilities for returnees
The Uttar Pradesh government began ramping up makeshift quarantine facilities for hund...
Unavailability of trucks, labour to hamper movement of goods: Amul MD
RS Sodhi, MD, Amul says closure of hotels, restaurants has hit milk dem...
View: The finance minister’s Covid-19 relief package is helpful, but there are gaping holes in it
How are they supposed to feed themselves and their families for 21 days, possibly much longer, without any work opportunities? Rickshaw-pullers, construction workers, migrant labourers and many other groups are also at risk. Some are already on the brink of starvation.
View: What this Budget can offer to fix India's unemployment problem
While structural factors are responsible for the high unemployment, the slowdown has made things worse.
Rural development ministry to seek two more years to meet housing for all target
According to sources, the rural development ministry would seek Cabinet approval for extension till March 31, 2022. The mission, which was launched in 2016, had set an initial target of constructing 2.95 crore houses based on Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 data. The ministry had set the target of constructing 1crore houses in the first phase of PMAY-Gramin by March 31, 2019.
Govt promoting labour-intensive manufacturing in tourism and agro-based industries: Gangwar
The National Manufacturing Policy identifies employment intensive industries like textiles and garments, leather and footwear, gems and jewellery and food processing, etc. as special focus attention sectors.
For dearness allowance revision, govt looks at alternatives in absence of data
Since field officers are not able to conduct the survey, the government may go for repetition, substitution or estimation to cover up the missing data when it computes the index for determining the daily allowance for government employees, a senior government official told.
Provide shelter, food to migrants: Telangana govt
The Telangana government has asked the urban and rural local bodies to provide shelter and food to the migrant workers. The instructions were also issued for maintaining proper hygiene and social distance at the temporary shelters.
Centre releases Rs 4431 crore to clear pending wages under MGNREGA, to pay all dues by April 10
The government will clear all pending wages under the employment guarantee scheme amounting to Rs 11,499 crore by April 10, out of which Rs 4,431 crore has been released till Friday, officials said. They said all the funds will be transferred directly into the beneficiaries' bank accounts.
View: Govt's Covid relief should be aimed at helping needy, not boosting demand
Money is not the real challenge. Rather, it is choosing the right policy levers and being very clear about policy objectives. All that monetary policy must do right now is to keep the credit markets unclogged. Boosting consumer spending should not be the goal.
Coronavirus Fallout: Government puts key economic surveys on hold
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mo-SPI) has been carrying out the Seventh Economic Census since July 29 last year, but the pace of its data collection has slowed.
Coronavirus may have long lasting impact on inter-state migration
f the shutdown prolongs, those who have returned home would be under pressure to earn. With few livelihood options in villages, they would want to return to the cities again. As states began enforcing lockdowns and public transport and inter-state travel halted, lakhs of workers are stranded in cities where shops are shut and essential services are badly hit.
Agricultural, rural labour CPI base year to be revised to 2019-20
The new index will take into account significant change in the consumption basket over the past three decades.
Yogi Adityanath announces relief measures for UP's daily wage earners
In a press conference early on Saturday, the UP CM said a sum of Rs 1,000 would be provided to each of the 20.37 lakh construction workers registered with the labour department and to each of the 15 lakh self employed cart owners, small shop owners and rickshaw pullers on an immediate basis.
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