Close to 75 workers at the alumina refinery complex of Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) at Lanjigarh in western Orissa

Anantapur, June 1: Migration from rural areas, due to limited livelihood opportunities, inadequate wages and lack of people


: At least 35 sponge iron plants and 46 induction furnace (IF) units in the state are closed, pushing the fate of over fifty thousand work force into uncertainty.
And almost all the remaining 70 sponge iron and another 110 induction furnace units are running at less than 50 per cent of their installed production capacity because of non-availability of iron ore.

Melvyn Thomas | TNN

Surat:To safeguard the health of thousands of artisans working in the agate stone processing industry in Khambhat region, the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) plans to provide financial and other aid to them for setting up a non-hazardous stone processing system.

Satyasundar Barik

BHUBANESWAR: At least one engineer died and two others were battling for life when they sustained serious burn injuries after coming in contact with hot ash on campus of Bhushan Power and Steel Limited, Thelkoli in Sambalpur district, about 350 km from here on Sunday

NEW DELHI The tobacco industry is not only hazardous to society but it also exploits its workers by paying them meagre wages, especially women and children.

CSMCRI To Equip Salt Workers With Technology To Improve Quality, Yield
Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

Bhavnagar: Small and marginal saltpan workers in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, often known to be debt-ridden and poverty stricken, will now be armed with science and technology to help them earn more and break away these vicious debt traps.

A file picture of an export oriented unit in Coimbatore.

Arun S.

The Commerce Ministry has rejected a proposal to extend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to the export sector saying it is not feasible.

Migrant Labourers Rush To Home States To Cash In On Centre

While there is a clear policy shift towards large-scale industrialisation in the state of West Bengal (WB) during the early 1990s, not much improvement can be discerned in the