Rajasthan ranks very low amongst the states when level of minimum wages for workers legally notified is taken into account. The prevailing minimum wage rates in Rajasthan are far less than several other states in the country.
A latest study by the Working People’s Coalition (WPC) has revealed that 95% of Delhi workers do not get statutory minimum wages.
Why the OPS was Restored
Interview with Vijay Kumar Verma, of Convenor, Sahara Sangharsh Samiti, Udaipur
1. What is the SEBI case regarding Sahara Credit Cooperative Society not paying its dues?
Vijay Verma: The dispute of Sahara and SEBI is going on regarding two schemes, related to real estate and housing.
2. When did this dispute emerge? How many depositors are likely to be impacted and how much money is involved?
In a video, a man walks into a vegetable shop for lemons. He pays 5 rupees for the lemon and presents a small glass. The vendor takes out a syringe, inserts it into the lemon. He pulls out 10 ml of lemon juice using the syringe and gives it to the customer. This video is a comedy sketch, which is going viral on social media. But underneath this comedy video lies a great tragedy unfolding in India.
Ushering in Amrit Kal
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre has been making tall claims about expanding the budget allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Act) (MGNREGA), in order to provide relief to the rural poor during the covid pandemic. The situation is full of irony. Modi (in)famously mocked MGNREGA as a mark of the failure of previous governments to provide stable and quality employment. Previous governments compensated for their failure by paying people for filling empty pits with sand, he had said.
The World Inequality Report
The World Inequality Report (WIR) 2022, coordinated by Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty and others, and published by the World Inequality Lab, holds up an important mirror to the world. It shows the deeply unequal times that we are living through.