Unlocking Growth Through Labour Reforms

March 21st, 2015|Categories: Newspaper, The Hindu|Tags: |

India’s vast open spaces often seem to dominate its economy and polity. However, by the early twentieth century, as Rajnarayan Chandavarkar notes, industrial labour had acquired “significance out of proportion to its weak effect on the Indian economy”. By 1931, over 4 million workers were employed in perennial and seasonal factories. By the 1980s, with