Mahesh Vyas

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India faces a loss of 19.6 million jobs

India faces a loss of 19.6 million jobs

Rediff.com4 days ago

While many of the lost jobs will come back, the current loss is huge and its impact on the households that have suffered because of this cannot be captured in the comfort that jobs will come back eventually, observes Mahesh Vyas.

Economic Recovery can't be taken for granted

Economic Recovery can't be taken for granted

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

The fall in urban sentiments in June is worrisome, observes Mahesh Vyas.

Accelerated vaccination best bet for economic recovery

Accelerated vaccination best bet for economic recovery

Rediff.com2 Jul 2021

Only vaccinations can eliminate the threat of new waves, help raise sentiments and allow sellers and buyers to participate aggressively in the much awaited economic recovery, observes Mahesh Vyas.

The Grim State of Household Incomes

The Grim State of Household Incomes

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

In the week ended June 6, only 2.3 per cent of the households reported that their incomes were higher than a year ago. This was the lowest-ever proportion of households reporting an increase in income in any week, reveals Mahesh Vyas.

India has lost 25.3 million jobs since January

India has lost 25.3 million jobs since January

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Employment fell by 2.5 million in February, 0.1 million in March, 7.4 million in April and then by 15.3 million in May, explains Mahesh Vyas.

Can the RICH BAIL OUT the Economy?

Can the RICH BAIL OUT the Economy?

Rediff.com11 Jun 2021

Recovery of the Indian economy depends to a great extent on acceleration in the spending of these relatively richer households, explains Mahesh Vyas.

SCARY! Double-digit unemployment returns

SCARY! Double-digit unemployment returns

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

May 2021 will end with double-digit unemployment rate, falling employment rate and substantial loss of employment, points out Mahesh Vyas.

India lost 3.4m salaried jobs in April

India lost 3.4m salaried jobs in April

Rediff.com19 May 2021

The cumulative loss of salaried jobs since the pandemic is even larger at 12.6 million, reveals Mahesh Vyas.

Migrant crisis to job cuts, fear is back too soon

Migrant crisis to job cuts, fear is back too soon

Rediff.com27 Apr 2021

Governments seem to be a lot more wary of imposing a draconian lockdown this time. Some lessons seem to have been learned. So, it may be fair to assume that these lockdowns will do less harm. But they will hurt the recovery process, which is still incomplete, warns Mahesh Vyas.

Why we should avoid a fresh lockdown

Why we should avoid a fresh lockdown

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

'The cost of the lockdown so far is the loss of about 11 million jobs.' 'It is important that a fresh lockdown does not make this worse,' asserts Mahesh Vyas.

Why are More Women Jobless?

Why are More Women Jobless?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

Indian women have education, inspiration and perspiration -- but not enough employment, points out Mahesh Vyas.

Economy is recovering, not Employment

Economy is recovering, not Employment

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

The return of the unemployment rate to pre-lockdown times is not worth celebrating because it is more a reflection of a shrinking labour force than a decline in the count of the unemployed, observes Mahesh Vyas.

Employment: Glad tidings from January

Employment: Glad tidings from January

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

January 2021 more than recovered the loss of employment of the past three months, notes Mahesh Vyas.

Why households are unhappy with the Budget

Why households are unhappy with the Budget

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

The finance minister did very well for equity market investors but not so with families, reveals Mahesh Vyas.

Not a Budget for Employment

Not a Budget for Employment

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

It is important to increase employment in general. It is even better to increase good quality jobs. Strategically, it is important to move people from farms to factories to improve overall labour productivity. It is important to improve job opportunities for women, for urbanites and for the educated. The Budget does not contain ideas to do any of this, points out Mahesh Vyas.

Why does the FM ignore JOBS issue?

Why does the FM ignore JOBS issue?

Rediff.com8 Feb 2021

The Economic Survey will remain a documentation of the government's resolve to not recognise the severe stress on the labour markets and on the livelihoods of Indian households arising out of the pandemic and the consequent lockdown, observes Mahesh Vyas.

20-somethings account for 80% job losses

20-somethings account for 80% job losses

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

Those who lost jobs in December were women, graduates, post graduates, salaried employees, observes Mahesh Vyas.

SCARY! Huge increase in unemployment

SCARY! Huge increase in unemployment

Rediff.com19 Jan 2021

The count of the unemployed mounted to 38.7 million in December 2020 compared to 27.4 million in November, registering a massive increase of 11.3 million, reveals Mahesh Vyas.

Corporate India cut wages amid soaring profits

Corporate India cut wages amid soaring profits

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

The cut in wages by companies whose operations were not shut by the lockdown was more likely opportunistic than out of business compulsions to survive the lockdown. If this is true, then it is worth wondering what kind of opportunism was this? Was it to make a quick buck or was it to use a crisis to engineer a structural change that was necessary, asks Mahesh Vyas.

No Country for Young Working Women

No Country for Young Working Women

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

'By November 2020, men recovered most of their lost jobs, but women were less fortunate: 49 per cent of the job losses by November were of women.' 'The recovery has benefited all, but it benefited women less than it did men,' notes Mahesh Vyas.

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