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Anti-Trafficking Bill 2018 Fails to Address Changing Forms of Labour Exploitation

The recently passed Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 is woefully unaware of the present context of globalisation and the changing forms of labour dispossession and exploitation.

Do Not Dilute NREGA

[An Open Letter to the Prime Minister on NREGA by economists based in India and elsewhere in the world.] We are writing to express our deep concern about the future of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The NREGA was enacted in 2005 with unanimous support from all political...

Social Security for the Unorganised Sector

The proposed bill assuring social security for workers in the unorganised sector does not go far enough in assuring 'access rights' to natural resources enjoyed as per tradition by certain groups of workers. Where organisations of such workers are strong, as in the state of Kerala, they have agitated in a sustained manner for recognition of their rights. However, for lack of state support, these organisations are now dwindling in number.
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