Shram Ko Naman is a collective effort of the Centre for New Economics Studies to interpret and understand the impact of the current crisis on India’s working class. The impact of this unprecendeted lockdown can be seen across all industries and organisations including workers across all socio-economic strata. These would include not only the migrant labours but also the self employed and casual workers throughout India.
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Episodes 10 and 11 of Interlinked were recorded under Shram Ko Naman with a special focus on Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Labour.
Speaker – Mr. Bankat Mandhania Interviewer – Vanshika Shah
Mr. Bankat Mandhania is a director at Ashtech India, India’s leading fly-ash processor and exporter. He has been involved in India’s construction and infra industry for the last three decades. In this episode, he discusses the damage brought to the labor market, where millions of laborers are unemployed and displaced. Mr. Mandhania presents us with the ground reality of the situation laborers are in today and what the future might hold.
Speaker – Ms. Gargie Mangulkar Interviewer – Vanshika Mittal
Ms. Gargie Mangulkar is the National Coordinator of Makaam (Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch). Makaam is an informal forum that aims to visibilise women farmers and create and secure rights over productive livelihood. In this episode, she provides the listeners with an insight on the unequal rights and recognition of the women farmers of India. She talks about the impact of the climate change and the Covid-19 crisis on the livelihoods of the women farmers and the work Makaam is doing to solve the same. This podcast is an attempt to voice the struggles of women’s labour that is often seen as unproductive and has been invisibilised.