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The ongoing lockdown due to the pandemic crisis has compounded the challenges for the workers in the informal sector. This article provides evidence from the official data sources like the Periodic Labour Force Survey on the estimates of informal workers put of employment. It estimates the number of most vulnerable informal workers in urban areas by three ways (i) the most affected sectors; (ii) status of work and (iii) vulnerable occupations, where they are engaged in urban areas.
Manish Priyadarshi, Simi Mehta, Balwant Singh Mehta, S Jayaprakash, Dolly Pal, Bharathy, Navneet Manchanda, Ritika Gupta, Anshula Mehta, Arjun Kumar Introduction Human health is a prerequisite for the economic health of any country. Unless the population is healthy, the economy of...
Simi Mehta, Balwant Singh Mehta, Arjun Kumar In the run-up to the announcement of nationwide lockdown starting 00:00 hours of 25 March 2020, there were several areas where the government failed to craft a strategy to address the possible fallouts....
Simi Mehta, Balwant Mehta and Arjun Kumar If the sight and plight of the parent walking with his ten-month old infant on his shoulders for over 100 kilometers does not shake you from the comfort of your lockdown, one can...
Simi Mehta, Balwant Mehta, Arjun Kumar Amid the prevailing lockdown, the afflictions of migrant labourers are being compounded during their long trek home and some are being beaten up and tortured by police If the pitiful sight of a father walking...
Simi Mehta, Balwant Mehta, Arjun Kumar Background The worldwide spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)is severely affecting the global economy and as per the recent updates almost one-third to half of the global population are now under some form of a...
Simi Mehta, Balwant Singh Mehta, Arjun Kumar Prelude We have had an information overdose on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), possible precautions, and treatments from this infection. The major facilitator for this has been the print, electronic and social media. This...
Simi Mehta, Athar Imam Raza, Arjun Kumar and Radu Carciumaru Despite Challenges, Ranchi is Committed to Become a Smart City A two-day Indo-German Workshop on Smart Cities: Sustainable Urban Development was held on November 19-20, 2018 at Hotel Radisson Blu in...
Simi Mehta, Ismail Haque, Radu Carciumaru, Athar Imam Raza and Arjun Kumar Under the aegis of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata, a two-day IndoGerman Workshop on Smart Cities: Sustainable Urban Development was held on November...
 Simi Mehta and Arjun Kumar Despite the pro-poor and pro-farmer policies of successive Indian governments since independence in 1947, India’s farmers remain the ‘uncared for lot’ — and the situation is becoming increasingly untenable for both the agricultural market and...

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