http://scroll.in/article/684688/Four-ways-to-stop-frequent-deaths-in-India's-notorious-fireworks-factories Four ways to stop frequent deaths in India's notorious fireworks factories An average of 25 workers die in the country's cracker factories each year ‒ deaths that could easily be avoided, experts say.
Economists fear changes to NREGA but fund squeeze is already curtailing its operations State governments are beginning to feel the pinch of the Ministry of Rural Development's cap on spending on the employment guarantee scheme. http://scroll.in/article/683705/Economists-fear-changes-to-NREGA-but-fund-squeeze-is-already-curtailing-its-operations
Tea plantation workers in Assam (in the northeastern state of India) receive only only Rs 94 per day, whereas their counterparts in Kerala get Rs 254. In fact the state government rate for unskilled daily wage workers stands at Rs 169. State government should ensure payment of minimum wage, says Centre Labourers working in tea plantations... Continue Reading →
GurgaonWorkersNews no.62 - March 2014 (Full version: http://www.gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com) Gurgaon in Haryana is presented as the shining India, a symbol of capitalist success promising a better life for everyone behind the gateway of development. At first glance the office towers and shopping malls reflect this chimera and even the facades of the garment factories look like... Continue Reading →
23 October 2013: The All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh organized a meeting on Wednesday, also attended by waste management experts, which thrashed out a set of demands. via Ragpickers Want Recognition | Terra Urban.
Recently on Terra Urban you read about the manifesto for demands and needs of Urban Poor, presented by Forum of Informal Urban Poor Workers to political parties in Delhi at http://terraurban.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/fiupw-demanding-commitment-for-urban-poor-from-political-parties/ Anâ€œ Assembly of Informal Urban Workersâ€ is being organised on 10thÂ October, 2013 at Indian Constitution Club-Delhi. FIUPW manifesto shall be shared and handed overâ€¦... Continue Reading →
Urban Forum by Society for Participatory Research in Asia PRIA and Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres SPARC via NPDW fight for a comprehensive legislation | Terra Urban.