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As for his now postponed plans of turning professional,Vikas said he was keen to compete in the league that the BFI is planning by the end of this year “If they can provide a platform nothing like it It would be great to compete in a Pro league backed by the national federation” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 30 2015 12:42 am Challenges of rapid and unplanned urbanisation are large Government has taken a first step Related News That India is moving to its cities and that urban centres will be critical to the country’s cultural and economic identity of the future is now-accepted wisdom But it is also clear that because of the absence of proper planning and investment most of our cities are visibly straining to cope with the rapidity and scale of change over the last decade or so Efforts to address the problems that plague most Indian cities have so far been largely tokenistic and ad hoc with little political will to bolster for instance schemes such as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) which was stymied by issues like land acquisition and the incapacity of city officials to handle large projects So though the cabinet’s clearance of plans to create 100 smart cities and an urban development mission for 500 cities — which is essentially the JNNURM rebranded as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transportation (Amrut) — with outlays of Rs 48000 crore and Rs 50000 crore is welcome these funds are only the first step in grappling with deepening urban deshabille and decay Successive governments have chosen to neglect the city and focus on the rural or rather its romantic ideal instead As a result cities are struggling with huge infrastructure deficits: congestion lack of affordable housing poor sewage facilities inadequate water supply Even the marquee cities are not immune Delhi probably India’s best-governed city is choking on toxic air Bangalore is submerged in garbage Chennai is parched and Mumbai is running out of space Things are worse in Tier II III and IV cities where adherence to norms and standards is poor and monitoring and punishment for violations non-existent But the gap between urban and rural or “India” and “Bharat” is narrowing Studies have shown that the urbanisation story is increasingly about the creation of new urban centres where many rural areas are taking on characteristics more typical of towns This makes it all the more imperative for the government to devise a strategy for the development of key urban sectors which includes transportation affordable housing employment and environmental sustainability The Smart Cities Mission and Amrut may constitute a step towards filling that policy vacuum Both are aimed at improving the quality of urban life and building sustainable cities At least on paper they emphasise the devolution of funds and functions to urban local bodies and call for wider stakeholder consultations that would involve citizen participation This is a much-needed measure — India is the only G-20 country that does not have empowered or elected mayors despite the 74th Amendment More local autonomy is a must if cities are to fix themselves and invest wisely in creating the infrastructure they need For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sharit K Bhowmik | Published: July 8 2014 5:43 pm Related News There has been a lot of discussion on changing the “archaic” labour laws replacing them with more dynamic investor-friendly legislation Much has been written about these changes and how they will attract investment and subsequently increase employment These views are not new The World Bank has been propagating them for a long time The World Development Report of 1995 “Workers in a Globalising World” put forth similar reasoning It mentioned that countries like India and several Latin American ones were unable to increase employment because of their inflexible labour laws These proved to be strong disincentives for foreign investment that would increase employment Liberalisation policies were introduced in Parliament on June 22 1991 by the then finance minister Manmohan Singh An exit policy was suggested that would allow industries to close down without invoking the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA) It could not be implemented because the national trade union federations opposed the move In 1996 the government led by the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra mooted increasing the threshold number of workers below which factories could close down without referring to the IDA to 250 (the IDA rules that no factory employing 100 workers or more can close down without government permission) It was estimated that nearly 80 per cent of the factories in the most industrialised state in the country would fall outside the ambit of the IDA All trade unions including those supporting the ruling parties strongly protested and the state government withdrew the amendment A few years later when the NDA was the ruling coalition at the Centre (1999-2004) the then finance minister Yashwant Sinha had suggested in his budget report that the labour ministry raise the threshold number of workers in a factory to 1000 This would mean that over 90 per cent of factory workers would not come under the IDA The most vociferous opposition to this came from the RSS-sponsored Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh the largest trade union in the country At the time the NDA did not press the matter any further The point that comes out clearly is that representatives of labour are clearly opposed to any move that will reduce the security of workers There is no doubt that if labour laws granting protection to workers are liberalised employment would increase However one must ask what type of employment Employment propagated by any civilised government must fit into the criterion of “decent work” put forth by the International Labour Organisation The four pillars of decent work are: rights at work adequately paid employment social protection and social dialogue Work should be a source of dignity The present trend of increasing employment without taking into account decent work can only spell disaster in the long run Not just in terms of labour unrest but in terms of a future healthy and productive workforce Increase in employment without considering a minimum wages for existence may lead to higher employment but at what cost For example in metropolitan regions like Mumbai and Delhi the minimum income for covering the basic needs of a family living in a slum is Rs 12000 a month If the main earner in the family earns Rs 8000 as a worker in a small factory or a security service the remaining amount has to be covered by other family members His wife for instance would have to work as a domestic worker ragpicker or home-based worker to cover the gap If this is not enough the children would have to seek employment as child labourers in the informal sector In this way we can proudly claim there is full employment in the family Hence labour reforms that increase employment by lowering or ignoring the issue of minimum wages can be self-defeating It would be a folly to believe that secure employment better wages and greater social protection could increase costs of production and thus deter investors A recent book by Jody Heymann and Alison Earle Raising the Global Floor published by Stanford University Press has studied working conditions in 70 countries Their findings show that countries with low unemployment (with the exception of the US) are also those that provide maximum facilities for their workers They argue that costs of decent employment are offset by higher labour productivity Most people want permanent jobs because it guarantees security of employment decent living conditions health and sanitation benefits education of children and retirement benefits If the state can provide these forms of social protection then labour can be flexible The focus should be on social protection for all rather than on labour reforms alone This will lead to a healthier and skilled workforce that would be highly productive For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 7 2016 1:09 pm Model Gigi Hadid and her singer boyfriend Zayn Malik were spotted apartment hunting together in New York City Related News Model Gigi Hadid and her singer boyfriend Zayn Malik were spotted apartment hunting together in New York City on Monday The lovebirds mainly checked out property in the Big Apple’s SoHo neighbourhood reported People magazine The 20-year-old model wore a turtleneck top and cape jacket during the outing She teamed the look with gray knee-high boots and a black bag Share This Article Related Article Malik 22 trailed behind wearing black For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 13 2015 2:54 pm Supriya Pathak who has been in showbiz for the past three decades said she did not want her daughter Sanah Kapoor to go through the stress and frustration that comes with being an actor Related News She may be proud of her daughter Sanah for making a confident debut with “Shaandaar” but actress Supriya Pathak says she was not willing to let Sanah choose acting as her profession The 54-year-old actress who has been in showbiz for the past three decades said she did not want her to go through the stress and frustration that comes with being an actor “I didn’t want Sanah to be an actress I was very concerned I think the only thing wrong about our profession is the frustration you go through when you don’t have work when you are going up or down All the time the stress is there I am sure it is there in other professions as well but I know better about my profession” Supriya told PTI Share This Article Related Article However the “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela” star got convinced when Sanah reasoned her saying stress comes with each and every profession “She was just five when she told me about her desire to become an actress I was shocked But she eventually put it very nicely and said ‘Mom even if I become a doctor I will be going through the same thing So why not do what I love doing’ I realised that if she wants to do it let her do it” Surpiya feels she and her actor husband Pankaj Kapur have given their daughter the perfect upbringing and are confident that she can take care of herself “Me and Pankaj have given her the grounding We know she can be by herself She is very hardworking girl because that has been inculcated into her through her father She is a very strong person and her values are correct” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: April 28 2016 11:10 am “The Exorcist” has inspired a new maze attraction at the Universal theme parks (Source: Youtube) Related News Classic horror movie “The Exorcist” has inspired a new maze attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in Florida The supernatural thriller which terrified film fans in 1973 was the basis for the new maze which will debut at the theme parks’ Halloween Horror Nights in September reported Contactmusic “The maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film” a Universal spokesperson said Read More “The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil” Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 29 2016 2:48 pm Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri have begun shooting their forthcoming film “Banjo” Related News Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri have begun shooting their forthcoming film “Banjo” The film is being helmed by Marathi filmmaker Ravi Jadhav who is making his Hindi directorial debut with it “And the shoot for BANJO begins – @NargisFakhri @meranamravi @ErosNow @LukeKennyLIVE” Riteish posted on twitter And the shoot for BANJO begins – @NargisFakhri @meranamravi @ErosNow @LukeKennyLIVE pictwittercom/gKmtKhjYBp — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 29 2016 Earlier Jadhav posted a photo from the muhurat of the film “Muhurat Pooja Of my first Hindi Movie ‘Banjo’ A moment due from last 4 years #Bajao” Jadhav wrote Muhurat Pooja Of my first Hindi Movie ‘Banjo’ A moment dew from last 4 years #Bajao pictwittercom/KsI4VYcZJD — Ravi Jadhav (@meranamravi) January 27 2016 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News http://s.t. it’s not pure anti-incumbency, The finance ministry works closely with the G-20 secretariat, First, Chelsea, For all the latest India 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