ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Employment Guarantee and Crisis Response

This article looks at the National Employment Guarantee Act and related programmes from the perspective of responding to sudden (and rapid) onset of events like economic crises and natural and man-made disasters. It advocates using the NREGA as part of the rapid response to crises and disasters. Particular attention is focused on the aggregate impact of localised disasters/crises, which may be large and need to be addressed in disaster management strategies in India.

De-industrialisation Revisited

transport wilt be the leading mode of transportation for several decades to come. The growth rate of air transport, so far as passenger traffic is concerned, will be higher than road trans- port. But as a means of transporta- tion, it will remain far behind road transport. In the case of goods traffic, growth by road transport will be the fastest, followed by air transport. Rail transport will grow but its growth rate in both passenger and goods traffic will be slow.
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