A number of health and education schemes aimed at some of India’s most vulnerable groups have been slashed in this year’s budget estimates. Why?
What happens when the things you do to earn a living no longer find a place in contemporary life?
Remember the Dead; Fight for the Living – International Workers’ Memorial Day.
In Seelampur, Delhi, the informal e-waste recycling industry takes a massive toll on workers and the environment.
The main benefits of economic growth are being captured by a tiny elite. Despite global economic stagnation in the last decade, the number of billionaires in the world has increased to a record 2,199.
Once initial glitches in GST implementation are smoothed over, it is likely that only inefficient firms will find themselves in trouble.
Farmers in the southern reaches of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu have turned to agroforestry to boost incomes after falling groundwater levels and overuse of chemical fertilisers made agriculture unsustainable in the area.
In Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India, Arun Kumar takes us on a journey from the origins of the black economy in India to what should come after demonetisation.
If provisions contained in the Finance Act, 2017 continue to exist on the statute books, it is likely that the IPAB will have no independence.
Thousands of ordinary Indians are investing in stocks for the first time, as a result of a drive by Prime Minister Modi to channel savings into stocks and mutual funds.
The Queensland government said it was considering compliance action since water released from Adani’s Abbot Point facility that had eight times more sediment than the allowed limit.
Multiple indicices show that the economy may not have recovered fully from the demonetisation move yet, indicated by slow rises in output and employment.
The Centre has put in place regulations that systematically calculate less than the payable compensation
Highly water- and energy-scarce countries like India and Pakistan are losing huge amounts of groundwater and energy because of their food exports.
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
India wants to nearly triple its production capacity by the next decade and acquire technology to produce higher value products including automotive steel.
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
By taxing the incomes of the top 4.1% of total agricultural households, as much as Rs. 25,000 crore could be collected as agriculture income tax.
Will the expansion of hydropower shift the region towards a low-carbon future or simply overexploit a fragile ecosystem?
IT companies have become political targets in the US for taking away American jobs by flying in Indians on temporary visas, a sore point for many.
For the 2,700 workers and their families who gathered at Azad Maidan on May 1 to celebrate International Labour Day, a recent Supreme Court verdict is a turning point.
The research report looks at four major government portals whose poor information security practices have exposed personal data including bank account detail
What May Day narratives don’t tell us about the role of the working class in conservation.
With the introduction of these tags, the issue of shortages of wagons, locomotives and coaches is expected to be addressed in a more transparent manner.
After the government cancelled certain cesses that were meant for labourers’ welfare in preparation for the GST, activists suspect that many such moves may be around the corner.
Why we celebrate May Day.
Material economies that involve cattle – dairy, beef or leather – have always involved service, labour, love and violence.
India’s opaque approach and practice to BITs undermines the right of ordinary citizens to be informed about these critical issues
The insurance coverage in 2015 was 22.3%, with a government expenditure of Rs 2,955 crore. But by spending 4.5x since, how does the government admit to a coverage of only 23%?
Funding and M&A in India’s solar sector amounted to around $1.6 billion in January-March, says research firm Mercom. Though firms are also gauging risks.
Climate-smart agriculture involves pursuing sustainable productivity increases while implementing climate adaptation strategies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
Every day, a half-complete well reminds Karbhari Jadhav of Ganori village in Aurangabad of his losses, all because he never received the approved funds for sinking the well.
A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Originally a financial tool used for social good, microfinance is now increasingly used to generate money.
The previously unreported figures will make uncomfortable reading for Prime Minister Modi who has ambitious plans for the modernisation of Indian railways.
The refusal of India’s telecom regulator to take action and Jio’s free data strategy has meant that the amount of money contributed towards the universal service obligation fund has dropped. Meanwhile, only urban teledensity keeps shooting up.
Researchers and farmer groups have lauded the KCR government’s proposals, but grass-roots level workers have questioned their sustainability, calling for a more holistic and eco-friendly approach instead.
Most technocratic interventions introduced in MGNREGA appear to be designed to aid administrators rather than for actually helping workers.
Scientists investigating an underwater mountain have found lots of tellurium, a mineral used in some solar panels.