Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicLivelihood

Topic: Livelihood

MGNREGS hits record with 3.1 crore families seeking work in May. It’s a cry for help from Bharat

From a record-breaking number of households demanding work under the MGNREGS to the stark decline in consumption and FMCG sales — all signs point to a rural livelihood crisis.

No buyers, markets closed — how Covid hit livelihood of women potters in this Assam village

Making earthenware no longer sustainable for Hira & Kaibarta community women in Kamrup’s Tarigaon. They are now selling fish for Rs 15/kg that would earlier fetch Rs 200.

How nearly 1 million women in India’s southern states stopped beedi rolling

A recent study shows that though the number of Indians, mostly women, employed in the beedi industry has increased nationally, southern states registered a healthy fall.

Govt’s immediate priority has to be to address loss of lives and livelihoods: Uday Kotak

Speaking to ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at Off The Cuff, Kotak Mahindra Bank MD & CEO Uday Kotak said govt could explore direct cash transfers route if needed.

Artificial intelligence may gobble up jobs, but it will also free men to do care work

Currently much care work is low paid, unpaid or invisible – and mostly done by women.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.