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

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L&T SAGA-No End to Aberrations

to evolve criteria for fixation of minimum wages in all the 40 years which have elapsed, since the Minimum Wages Act 1948 was enacted. In sharp contrast to the West Bengal government has not only evolved a criteria for fixing minimum wages but has been periodically revising them as well. The West Bengal government fixes minimum farm wages on the assumption of (a) consumption of food equivalent to 2,200 calories per unit per day, (b) assumption of three adult consumption units in a family, (c) consumption of 72 yards of clothing per family in a year and (d) an amount equivalent to 25 per cent to cover housing, fuel, light, medical and educational expenses.

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