Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicUrban India

Topic: Urban India

What’s behind the ‘improvement’ in employment situation in labour force survey report

The improved employment scenario as per PLFS 2019-20 is restricted to women and is due to the increased percentage of rural women in the unpaid family worker category.

Urban unemployment jumps as states announce Covid curbs, economic indicators hit

Urban unemployment rate touches double digits in the week ended 18 April. Business shutdowns and curbs on movement again set to hit urban economy.

Indian cities can have intelligent growth, not become urban horrors like Gurugram, Mumbai

Giving farmers a fair share in the profit of PPP projects, where their land has been acquired, can generate trust.

Congress isolated in Bengal opposition camp. Its dalliance with the Left is good for BJP

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Education levels of SC, ST, OBC rising. A new study looks at caste gap in jobs, income too

Data from NSSO 2004-05 and Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 show that the education level of those belonging to OBC is now similar to General Category young men in urban India.

What an ‘urban NREGA’ should look like

Having eaten humble pie on NREGA, time for Narendra Modi to seriously consider Jean Dreze’s terrific proposal for urban employment.

As workers reach home, Modi govt gets a second chance to redeem itself on migrant fiasco

Homecoming of migrant workers and their families will constitute a massive shock to states' local labour markets, healthcare infrastructure, and PDS.

‘Bhaiyya de do please’ — Covid-19 crisis is making urban India go back to kirana stores

Covid-19 lockdown is like a renaissance for neighbourhood kirana stores as the urban Indian is finding them more convenient than malls.

Not a single Dalit in 60% of Kolkata’s neighbourhoods. How caste divides Indian cities

Indian urban localities are as segregated as our villages. Caste is still an important factor in deciding the organisation of spatial environment in cities.

Urban India has a huge Vitamin D deficiency problem as people hide from the sun

Doctors say at least 80% of urban population suffers from deficiency of Vitamin D, vital for absorption of calcium. Its deficiency makes the body vulnerable to diseases such as cancer.

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Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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