Economic growth is supposed to deliver prosperity. Higher incomes should mean better choices, better lives, an improved quality of life for us all. That, at least, is the conventional wisdom. But things haven't always turned out that way.

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday claimed to have ended the

BHUBANESWAR: For the first time in India, Orissa will become the only state to have a rehabilitation centre for industrial workers, who met with accidents while disbursing their duties.

Earlier, the industrial workers were subjected only to a monetary benefit scheme following a mishap, but no other way to help them to start a new life after their recovery.

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FOR the residents of three panchayats under the Puzhal Union in Tiruvallur District, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has become an integral part of their livelihood, but small industries situated there are wooing people from across Tamil Nadu and nearby Andhra Pradesh in search of cheap labour.

This paper provides an outlook for the Indian economy in the light of the extraordinary global financial crisis, that started in the US, but which has now transformed into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Indian economy was slowing down even before the onset of global crisis and so the

Two months ago, a massive strike by 18 trade unions threatened to completely hogtie work in the Rs 6,500-crore jute industry. On December 1, the unions went on an indefinite strike, demanding higher wages and settlement of pending financial negotiations.

Pune, August 29 The number of deaths in the industrial units of Pune district till July this year almost equals the total such deaths in the entire previous year. This is because there has been an increase in the numbers of hazardous units that are employing

This report provides detailed information on human risk of asbestos exposure and its health effects. Reveals that unorganized units have poor industrial hygiene conditions and recommends preventive measures to reduce the risk of workers exposed to asbestos.