ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Livelihood Security of Home-based Beedi-rolling Workers in Uttar Pradesh

The livelihood security of households is a function of visible quantitative and invisible qualitative indicators, broadly based on private and public resources and institutional support. A survey of home-based women beedi-rolling workers (rural and urban) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh indicated that they live on the margin of society and function at the bottom of the economy. This article advocates active state intervention to empower workers to assert their rights to ensure secure livelihoods.

Who Benefits Most from Damming the Narmada

Who Benefits Most from Damming the Narmada? J Patel While Gujarat, or at least certain sections of the state's population, will benefit from the Narmada project, it will be the relatively poorer states like Madhya Pradesh with large tribal populations which will bear the brunt of the damage caused by the controversial project.
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