Unemployment in India
Modi govt. sits on hundreds of thousands of vacancies, while youth fight for jobs

There are at least 870,000 vacancies in various ministries and another 360,000 in different services under the Indian central government, as per official data

UP Elections: Double engine has left urban youth stranded

In the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh which is set to see elections soon, urban youth in the15-29 age range are facing lethal unemployment, with rates above 20% for the past three years

In India, more families are pushed to surviving without jobs

The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy shows that share of families with two working members has fallen drastically. This means people are surviving on much less income

What about jobs in cities, Mr. Modi?

With 7-8% joblessness for the past few years, urban job seekers are helpless and hopeless. An equally alarming trend is the fall of the work participation rate itself in cities and towns

Dispatches from India: Symptoms of unemployment

We take a look at the preparations for the all-India shutdown, the firing of scheme workers, and the plans to privatize Air India. We also explore the signs of unemployment and the woes of artists in Tamil Nadu

Dispatches from India: The Specter of Inequality

We take a look at the nature of inequality in the country, the difficulties faced by displaced slum dwellers in the city of Chennai and the struggles of students in the Ladakh region in the absence of internet connectivity

Dispatches from India: Farmers lead country-wide shutdown

We take a look at a national shut-down organised by the farmers’ movement and trade unions, protests demanding unemployment and against last year’s labor laws, and the latest in the COVID-19 situation

Dispatches from India: One year since Delhi riots

In this episode, we look at the plight of the victims of the religious violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020. We also take a look at some stark revelations regarding the unemployment situation in the country, and the latest in the COVID-19 pandemic

Left organizations in Delhi launch campaign to declare work as a fundamental right

Delegates from the CITU, DYFI and the SFI took the decision at the Delhi state-convention on unemployment to launch militant struggles for an urban employment guarantee act, guaranteeing 200 days of employment, at no less than Rs. 21K per month.

Police repress youth demonstration demanding jobs in India

As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.

India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year

In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt

250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India

Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government

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