Issue: October 2016
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Textiles’ – the word brings up images of beautiful drapes – cotton, silk, chiffon, lace. Whether it is the material draped on the figurine of the lady f...
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Textiles the word brings up images of beautiful drapes cotton, silk, chiffon, lace. Whether it is the material draped on the figurine of the lady from Mohenjadaro, the stylish drapes of Cleopatra, the ball dance gowns of the Victorian Era or the lovely dresses worn by our own queens and princesse...

  Tapping Sustainable Energy Alternatives
  The second lead article, which is also focus article, is written by Shri N Bhadran Nair. Citing a report of the World Health Organisation, the author has advocated for tapping sustainable energy alternatives
  Financing Renewables in India
  The third article is written by Shri P C Maithani, Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He has focussed on renewable energy resources
  Steps to Achieve India’s Solar Potential
  The special article is written by Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power. He opines that India must also honour its global commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions
An Ambitious Interpretation of the Informal for Policy-Makers
Supriya Routh

Since the last decade, there has been a resurgence of interest (after the 1970s bout of interest on the subject) by academics and policy-makers equally on the informal economy. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of India are at the forefront of this renewed interest on the informal. While the ILO’s initial enthusiasm about informal economic activities during the early 1970s (ILO, 1972) turned into a more cautious approach by the early 2000s (ILO, 2002), the Government of India arrived at the problem quite late through the constitution of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector in 2004. This late beginning notwithstanding, the Indian Parliament enacted a social security law for the majority of the workforce in the country who are informal workers. The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, aimed to ameliorate living conditions of the informal workers in the country. The ILO, in the meanwhile, is in the process of formulating a policy (and possibly generating a document) on transitioning from the informal to the formal economy. This emphasis concerning the majority of the workers globally (who are mainly based in the global South), and in India’s case, more than 90 per cent of the workforce, while important, one must be careful about one’s context and objectives in attempting to convert informal to formal.

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