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Mechanisms like the “deficiency price payment” and price insurance for different sets of crops can protect farmers from market and price risk. Tendulkar had presented a BMW to ace? Tendulkar had also presented a Maruti Swift car to Sindhu,who had won the girls’ singles title in the Asian YouthUnder-19 Championship in 2012 By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 14 2016 2:54 am Top News The Bombay High Court has directed the state government to make available documents pertaining to appointments and transfer of the State Information Commissioners (SIC) in the state The two-judge bench gave this direction while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar who in his petition asked for clarity on who can effect the transfer of SICs in the state In a major reshuffle in 2014 Ratnakar Gaikwad the SIC chief had effected the transfer of the SICs in the state and Kumbhar had challenged the decision Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news In his plea before the High Court Kumbhar had asked for clarity about the section 15(4) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 which talks about the powers of the chief information commissioners of the state The High Court had admitted Kumbhar’s plea and has held around eight hearings till date For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ila Patnaik | Published: July 21 2011 12:19 am Related News The agriculture ministry has asked for NREGA to be suspended during peak farming seasons of sowingtransplantation and harvesting NREGA has raised the cost of farmingby pushing up labour costs by as much as 40 per cent This is particularly problematic in states like Punjab and Haryana where farmers depend on migrant labourers from poorer states in peak time It isof coursedifficult for the government to meet the ministrys request as the act entitles people to employment under NREGA irrespective of the season in which they demand work But the agriculture ministrys request raises some fundamental questions about the design of NREGA The public discussion about NREGA emphasises implementation problems such as leakages and the lack of social audits HoweverNREGA also suffers from deeper design problemswhere the solution cannot be found in better implementation The act entitles people working under this scheme to 100 days of wages at the minimum wage rate fixed by the state government for agricultural labourers or a wage notified by the Central government If employment is not provided under NREGA to a worker who has applied for workthe state government has to pay an unemployment allowance This design does not take into account the nature of Indias unemployment problem Furtherit is likely to make unemployment persistent and keep productivity growth weak Unemployment in India can be described as mainly structural and seasonal Structural unemployment occursusually as a long-run phenomenonwhen there is a mismatch between the demand for labour and the skills and location of the workers looking for employment This has been the biggest source of unemployment in India Structural unemployment is normally seen as permanent unemployment and can be solved only in the long run On the demand sidean increase in demand for labour arising from growth of industry and services and capital accumulation reduces structural unemployment On the supply sidebetter skills and greater mobility of labour address the problem Seasonal unemployment is seen when the demand for labour varies during the yearas in farming Since nearly 60 per cent of Indians live in rural Indiaand the nature of work here is often linked to agriculturethese opportunities tend to be seasonal Hencein rural Indiathere is an important problem of seasonal unemployment Cyclical unemployment arises when employment grows or declines with the business cycle Since India did not have economy-wide business cyclesin the pre-liberalisation eracyclical unemployment was not significant Even after the ninetieswhen business cycles have become a regular feature of the Indian economycyclical unemployment is primarily seen in urban India where industry and services see low growth Structural unemployment in rural India has been a source of concern for the country In the pre-NREGA erathe solution for underemployment and unemployment was understood to be a transformation of the Indian economy with growth of industry and services Migrationimproving human skills though education and greater participation in the labour force were viewed as the key ways in which employment in India would grow Earlier employment programmes in Indiasuch as in Rajasthan which has seen frequent droughtswere mainly public work programmes intended to give employment to people during periods of drought and famine When conditions in the labour market changed as the drought endedthe programmes ended While NREGA was designed along the lines of such public work programmesit introduced a big conceptual shift It was made a regular feature of labour market regardless of conditions in the labour market Under the Employment Guarantee Act the government is required to pay a statutory minimum wage for each state This wage is often above the market clearing wage in the state Prior to NREGAthe minimum wage in many states was often actually higher than the market wage The market clearing wage was the one at which labourer was willing to work and employers were willing to hire labourers The enforcement of minimum wages was often weak and a feature of unionised labour The informal sector and non-unionised labour market would often clear at wages that were below those set as the officially designated minimum wages In that worldwhile the minimum wage was not a strong feature of Indian labour market regulationit did not do damage Workers accepted market wages below minimum wages when they could not do better With the launch of NREGAwork was made available at above market prices to many individuals who should have been engaged in improving skills and/or migrating By paying for digging earthNREGA took away the incentive for taking the risk of looking for work in the nearest city or in faraway states It took away the incentive for gaining knowledge about work and the human networks required to find jobs Recent newspaper headlines have emphasised the design flaw in NREGAthat it contaminates the ordinary functioning of the labour market in peak season But equally importantNREGA has the potential of making Indias structural unemployment problem a persistent one by taking away the incentive to improve skills and to migrate In the long run no country has been able to become advanced without large-scale skills upgrademigration and urbanisation Problems related to urbanisation have to be faced and solved The lack of migration will have consequences for urban India as well Labour shortages in low-skilled urban jobs are likely to push employers into more capital-intensive production technologies On the other handa large mass of low-skilled labour will be trapped in a state of dependence on the government and politicians Instead of reforming labour laws and improving infrastructurewhich could provide higher employment growththe government enacted NREGA as a quick-fix solution and a vote getter But NREGA will not solve the problem of unemployment in India: instead it is likely to create poverty traps containing millions of people who are cutoff from modern India The writer is a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and PolicyDelhi; [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News pointed out that no constitutional heads raised any questions about the lack of access when they went to Apollo Hospitals. 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