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India’s Draft Social Security Code Falls Short of Fulfilling Key Aspirations

Currently under review by a parliamentary standing committee, the draft bill misses several key imperatives of the labour economy.

The COVID-19 Crisis Could Put an End to India’s Demographic Dividend

The COVID-19 crisis has been deadly for India's employable youth and small enterprises.

COVID-19 Crisis in India: State Must Fend for the Weakest, Without Excuses

The recent incident where 16 migrant workers were crushed under a train while walking back home shows the failure of the Indian state in easing the distress of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown.

COVID-19 in India: Government Must Move Fast to Help Construction Workers

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Indian government must fully utilise its national cess fund for construction workers to ease their distress.