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Response on affordable housing in the Union #Budget2018

Blog by Nivedita Jayaram and Sangeeth S, Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions, Aajeevika Bureau. The Union Budget announced a fund for Affordable Housing, and committed to provide assistance for building 3.7 million housing units in urban areas in 2018-19 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (#PMAY). However, this does little to resolve the housing […]

Tribune oped: For informal workers, ‘notebandi’ equals ‘paisabandi’

Advertisement boards of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors as they wait for customers in Mumbai, India, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Mukta Naik, Eesha Kunduri & Manish (The original piece appeared in The Tribune on 28 December 2016) A sweeping indictment of cash needs to be replaced with a more nuanced understanding of the cash-driven economy. We need measures to protect those who are genuinely cash-dependent. The cash economy is multilayered, involving cash payments at multiple […]

Podcast: Coping with ‘notebandi’: Voices of informal workers

Life has been hard following demonetisation, especially so for informal workers who constitute as per the NCEUS’ 2007 report, about 92% of India’s workforce. In Delhi, many of these informal workers are also migrants. But behind the stories of hardship, there is the reality of coping mechanisms and a variety of strategies that have helped […]

Community perceptions: How #Demonetisation impacts migrants

This morning I was roped in to speak about the impacts of demonetisation on migrant workers by Gurgaon ki Awaz, a community radio station in Gurgaon, where I live. I was speaking on a live show with the mandate to highlight systemic problems that might impact migrant workers in particular ways in this predicament, when […]