With the NCLT waiting to decide the fate of the two now-shuttered paper mills at Nagaon and in Cachar, workers who have been left in the lurch want the government to act.
Disruptions in garment supply chains in India on account of the pandemic-induced lockdowns have seriously dented the already-dismal living and working conditions of workers.
The Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, recently blamed the ongoing economic crisis on god. Blaming it on 'Karma' could be more effective.
Pandemic-induced lockdowns and subsequent loss of livelihood in informal sectors might push the vulnerable sections into the clutches of bonded labour.
Beijing's grand Belt and Road Initiative has faced criticisms of heavy debt impositions on smaller economies. But China seems to be fighting back, amidst emerging challenges.
From high drop-out rates among children to lack of awareness, migrant workers in Kerala, especially those employed in plantations, face severe challenges in living a dignified life.
The Central Asian country's initial response to the outbreak was swift and effective. But it faces a daunting economic challenge now.
The implementation of minimum wages legislation in India remains hamstrung by a host of systemic and practical challenges.
Moody's downgrade comes amidst a sluggish national economy, made doubly worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.