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Prasanna Mohanty
October 15, 2020
Several critical high-frequency indicators show that in August and September the improvements noticed in June and July reversed; high-frequency data, in any case, tells the story of organised sector but not unorganised sector contributing 45% to GDP


Prasanna Mohanty
October 6, 2020
Part II of this two-part article looks at more data on the growth of temporary or informal workers in India and how it poses a serious threat not just to the wellbeing of millions of its workers but to the growth prospects of the economy in the long run


Prasanna Mohanty
October 5, 2020
Part I of this two-part article traces the growth of temporary employment in government and the practice of keeping a larger number of posts vacant even in the face of a severe job crisis


Prasanna Mohanty
September 28, 2020
Neither the Wage Code 2019 nor the draft Rules 2020 notified in July 2020 under it links wage to labour productivity, strengthen implementation regime, make minimum wage universal or limit working hours to 8-hour a day to improve the lot of workers


Prasanna Mohanty
September 27, 2020
New labour codes severely reduce workers' security by increasing key thresholds for applicability of most protections; contractual employment has been expanded to add to workers' precarity and social protections for unorganised workers are vague


BusinessToday.In
September 22, 2020
The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 aims to remove fears of private investors of excessive regulatory interference in their business operations


BusinessToday.In
September 21, 2020
The rise in MSP for rabi crops comes a day after the Rajya Sabha cleared the farm three laws, which was followed by Prime Minister's assurance that the system of MSP will remain and government procurement will continue


Prasanna Mohanty
September 21, 2020
Contrary to Centre's claims, a parallel private market for farm produce and negation of states' regulatory power are aimed at helping private businesses at the cost of farmers. The last thing distressed farmers need is exposure to unregulated market forces


BusinessToday.In
September 20, 2020
The Prime Minister says for decades, Indian farmers have been bound by various constraints and bullied by middlemen; these bills passed by Parliament will liberate farmers from such adversities, says the PM


PTI
September 20, 2020
Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa, who hails from Punjab, describes the proposed laws as \"ill-conceived and ill-timed\" and says his party \"completely rejects\" them. He says the bills are against land owners across the country, especially those of Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh


Prasanna Mohanty
September 17, 2020
It would be naive to expect agriculture providing jobs to about 43% of the workforce and sustaining 70% of the population living in rural India with a meagre share of 14.5% in national income (GDP) to drive growth, especially when it is going through unprecedented job and income loss


BusinessToday.In
September 14, 2020
\"The export of all varieties of onion is prohibited with immediate effect,\" the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification


BusinessToday.In
August 24, 2020
The farm profit per hectare for field and horticulture crops is expected to increase 3-5% in kharif season 2020 on the back of higher crop acreage, expected improvement in productivity, and government support to procurement at minimum support price


PTI
June 29, 2020
The former party president also said that prices of petrol and diesel are constantly increasing in the country when global crude oil prices are continuously falling


BusinessToday.In
June 11, 2020
As a result of price intervention, on the one hand granaries overflow creating storage problems and on the other edible oil worth about Rs 90,000 crore is being imported


Prasanna Mohanty
May 28, 2020
For a republic at work since 1947, decisions on issues of national importance without prior consultation with experts, opposition parties, state governments and other stakeholders are not only inconceivable but come with consequences that could be easily avoided


Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, May 27, 2020
Direct sale of farm produce, pricing freedom, digitisation and traceability in poultry, livestock and fisheries segments will go a long way in accelerating the farm economy


Mudit Kapoor
May 18, 2020
Fiscal impact, or cost to government, of the relief package for coronavirus - touted to be worth Rs 20.97 lakh crore - is in the range of Rs 1.5- Rs 3.08 lakh crore, according to top ratings agencies


Prasanna Mohanty
May 18, 2020
For years, India's fiscal practices and numbers have remained under a cloud with CAG red-flagging off-budget financing and window-dressing of accounts. Not putting the house in order now means effectiveness of stimulus 2.0 or deficit financing of a higher order would be unknown and unknowable


Prasanna Mohanty
May 15, 2020
Gross treatment to migrants comes along with massive job loss, historically low wage rates, little job or social security and subsistence level existence of millions of Indian workers. This is hardly an ideal situation to recover or rebuild the economy


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