Saudi Arabia has attracted more low-paid Indian migrants over the last 25 years than any other country in the Gulf region. Every day, close to 1,000 Indian low-wage migrant workers are provided with emigration clearances to travel to Saudi Arabia.

The NSS 68th round survey was conducted during July 2011 to June 2012 to study the employment - unemployment situation in Delhi. The main results of the state sample are presented in this section under different sub-headings viz. Demographic profile, Labour force, Work force, Unemployment and Persons out of Labour force.

This report is based on the employment and unemployment survey conducted in the 68th round of NSS during July 2011 to June 2012.

This paper published by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) uses the National Sample Survey for the 68th employment-unemployment round (2011-12) to examine the performance of states in terms of
participation and rationing of women in the programme relative to that of men. In addition, it documents these indicators from various sub-populations of women, including widows, mothers of young children, etc. who typically face serious constraints in the context of labour market participation.Read full text

While rural-rural migration continues to be the largest in terms of magnitude, this paper published by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research documents an increase in two-way commuting across rural and urban areas.

The study has provided a baseline assessment of the states with regards to their business regulatory environment based on their existing policies & practices as well as end user experience of the manufacturing industries in the state.

India’s 2005 National Rural Employment Guarantee Act creates a justiciable 'right to work' by promising up to 100 days of wage employment per year to all rural households whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Work is provided in public works projects at the stipulated minimum wage. 

Focusing on the productivity of the agricultural sector to lift the incomes of smallholder farmers is one of the most direct routes to addressing rural poverty and India can raise farm yields by rebalancing investment and making targeted reforms in the agricultural sector says this new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Private sector sourcing commitments are driving major market growth for sustainable commodities, according to the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 published by an alliance of international organisations. This 2014 edition provides a bird's eye view of market and performance trends of the 16 most prevalent standards initiatives - such as the Forest Stewardship Council, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance - across ten leading commodity sectors.

Recognizing the need for further research within the broader domain of internal migration in India and especially on the condition of migrant children in Kolkata, in 2013, the Institute of Social Sciences, Kolkata collaborated with the UNICEF Office for West Bengal to jointly complete the proposed project called "Children of Migrant Poor in Kolk