Preoccupations

Anti-national economics

Print edition : April 01, 2016

An anganwadi centre functioning under a tree in Hulkal village in Yadgir district of Karnataka, a file picture. T he government seeks to bring in legislation that will reduce the bargaining power of all workers and relies on cynical subcontracting and other subterfuges (such as not considering women anganwadi workers and accredited social health activists, or ASHAs, to be workers) to deny workers their basic rights even in public employment. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Construction workers in Lucknow. T he proportion of workers without any form of formal contracts, which was already an obscenely high 95 per cent of the workforce, has increased recently. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

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