India’s migrant workers are integral to its economy, but indivisible in its policies and schemes. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the loopholes that cripple the system and deprive its workers.
The thermal power station in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, suffered a boiler blast resulting in the death of 13 workers who were involved in a routine maintenance operation.
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has meant more hours of work, sustained community resistance, institutional apathy and personal risk for India’s ASHA workers.
How can we direct the development of future technologies so that robots complement rather than replace us?
The working class builds the buildings, the bridges, the roads and industries of the nation but the nation doesn’t do much to build the lives of its workers.
Thousands of people are taking part in nationwide trade union strike against economic slowdown, privatisation and growing unemployment in the country.
The mining sector is poorly regulated and hardly has any adherence to the safety standards to ensure that miners have safety of working conditions. The recent entrapment of fifteen miners in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya and their subsequent deaths makes the discussion on India’s mining sector relevant.
Twenty days have passed since fifteen miners were trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya. The search for them goes on amid political buck-passing.
The condition of Anganwadi and ASHA workers is a story of commitment amidst hardship. These are women who have committed themselves to working for rural healthcare but find their own lives in distress.
NTPC’s Unchahar power plant witnessed a tragic boiler blast claiming the lives of over 22 individuals and leaving many others critically injured. The incident occurred due to negligence and inadequate safety measures and is being probed into in order to gain a better understanding of how the tragedy unfolded itself so that events of this kind can be avoided in future. It is time we asked ourselves why it is the margins of the society that alone suffers the brunt of inadequate safety measures be it at NTPC, the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur or waiting in ration lines for food in the absence of Aadhar cards? Why does this section of the population continue to be marginalised in their helplessness, anguish and lack of resources? Are we even listening?