Workers leave tea gardens for better NREGA wages More than 5,000 tea garden workers in Tripura have switched jobs in the past six months. They have found a better option in the works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (nrega), 2005, leaving a tea industry in crisis in their trail. Concerned about workers not reporting to tea estates, the Tea Association of India, a

labour Provident fund feud Goa

Vadodara: The Gujarat Government

HUNDREDS of contract workers engaged by local bodies and water supply and sewerage boards in major cities and towns to clean underground sewers virtually walk into death traps. A large number of them die instantaneously after inhaling noxious fumes in the sewers. Others die a slow death from respiratory and neurological ailments.

Once covered with lush teak forests, Pati block in Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh now has a depressing lunar landscape of denuded hills, where only subsistence agriculture is possible. Most rural households there survive on wage labour and seasonal migration.

Press Trust Of India / New Delhi October 03, 2008, 0:59 IST

Agriculturists in Punjab seem to be struggling this season to hire migrant farm workers from Bihar and are believed to be using novel ways, like offering free cell phones, to lure them.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various labour laws will apply to the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Kerala, says the policy approved by the Cabinet here on Monday.

Lakshmi Rajamani

THE quarries in Thuvakudi that were once bustling with activity, with the clang of chisels reverberating the area, wear a desolate look, with the rocks standing testimony to the calm that has descended the area.
Work at the quarries started when the National Highway work was undertaken and BHEL came up. The need for labourers brought people from the other districts to settle here.

India is truly an amazing place: it is both a graveyard of concepts that flourish happily elsewhere, and a breeding ground for those that survive only in our conditions. Terms such as class, status, nation state, and community have already undergone significant modifications in the Indian setting.

Doing Business 2009 is the sixth in a series of annual reports investigating regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 181 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time.