unemployment

Audio podcast: Manipur state poll – AFSPA, insurgency, jobs dominated the campaign
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Ashraf Engineer February 26, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Last week, we talked about the state elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. Manipur is the fifth state holding Assembly elections and...
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Audio podcast: State polls a bellwether for our democracy, semi-final for 2024
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Ashraf Engineer February 19, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. 2022 is a key electoral year for India. Five states go to the polls, and there is the Presidential election too. There is no...
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The post-COVID economic dichotomy of two Indias
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Amit Sahita February 14, 2022 COVID-19 and its aftermath have led to the emergence of two distinct Indias. Many families have lost their earning members, faced pay cuts, faced job losses or incurred heavy medical expenses. All these situations have...
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Audio podcast: Budget 2022 doesn’t address the jobs crisis adequately
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Ashraf Engineer February 5, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Can the Union Budget for 2022-23, with its focus on government spending and infrastructure, pull off a post-COVID economic recovery? Few business leaders were...
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Audio podcast: Where are the jobs? Part 2: Unemployment in poll-bound states
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  Ashraf Engineer January 29, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India has crucial state elections coming up. Five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand – will hold their...
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Audio podcast: Where are the jobs? Part 1: Unemployment numbers keep climbing
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Ashraf Engineer January 22, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India simply can’t seem to make a dent in soaring unemployment numbers. According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, unemployment hit...
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Audio podcast: Millions are graduating, but where are the jobs?
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Ashraf Engineer September 18, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Quite literally, millions of young people who have recently graduated are struggling to find jobs. The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, or...
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Audio podcast: India is experiencing labour pains
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Ashraf Engineer March 20, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer The prolonged lockdown imposed last year pushed India’s urban unemployment rate above 20% for the quarter ending June 2020, according to the Periodic Labour...
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Audio podcast: India’s first ever ‘technical recession’
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Ashraf Engineer November 30, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India’s economy contracted 7.5% between July and September 2020, coming on the back of a 23.9% contraction in the previous quarter. This...
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Audio podcast: We need new economic, political thinking
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2020 If ever there was a time for bold, break-out economic and political thinking, it is now. Our economy was tanking even before the pandemic and there is widespread social unrest. Time is running out for...
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