The India Forum
's articles on economy that have been published since 2019.
NREGA: A Report on the States
Forcing Jharkhand’s Workers out of NREGA
In a poor state where NREGA can be a form of security for casual workers, reduced funding and the centre’s insistence on the use of inappropriate technologies, and an insensitive state bureaucracy…
Making Sense of Recent Developments in the Indian Labour Market
The PLFS for 2022-23 reports the highest workforce participation rate and the lowest unemployment rate in the last six years. This has been the result of the entry of an increasing number of women…
Growth, Structural Change, and Opportunities: Who has Benefited?
While the connection between GDP and job growth in India has been poor, there has been a rapid increase of women in the modern services; while there has been greater job mobility, this has been very…
M. K. Shravan
Can the G20 Achieve Much in the Shadow of Conflict?
Disagreement about Russia and the Ukrainian war have stymied consensus on broader issues at the G20. Neutral presidencies like India's will make the grouping trudge along, but just that.
Why We Must Think of ‘Post-Growth’
What is post-growth thinking and how is it different from the growth-centric thinking that is dominant today? A discussion of some principles of post-growth approaches to the economy, including of…
Rajeswari S. Raina
Big Problems, Small Wins
Despite good intentions, much in the new Rajasthan gig workers act is built on weak foundations, which will make it difficult to implement. This makes it unlikely that the workers will actually get…
R. Nagaraj on India's economic slowdown
The bust of the 2010s after the boom of the 2000s can be repaired only by an investment revival that is led in good part by the public sector. Listen to R. Nagaraj, the well-known economist and…
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Becoming and Being Governor of the RBI
In a democracy, should a central bank be autonomous or accountable? A middle ground and a balance has to be struck, The mix will depend on the legal system, traditions, and macro-economic context. In…
Y V Reddy
The Rupee as an International Currency
The internationalisation of the rupee is inevitable as the Indian economy grows. But currency internationalisation cannot be decided on one day and pursued the next. It comes about after a long…
Y V Reddy
Practice of International Labour Laws in India
Labour rights in India have been based on the norms of the International Labour Organization but these have not led to any noticeable increase in standards. India’s labour regulatory regime can…