Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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Third-gender yet to receive government jobs

Despite the Rajiv Gandhi Chaitanya Yojane scheme, the transgender community is unable to find employment opportunities. Transgenders in Bangalore do not get jobs in the government sector despite the one percent reservation proposed by the government. Out of around 6000 transgenders in Bengaluru, a few get jobs in NGOs and some in the corporate sector, but none […]

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Fewer people seek MNREGA benefits

Most job cards in K. Gollahalli village in Southern Bengaluru are inactive, with few being employed in 2020-21, shows this year’s government data. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme sees very few applications and even fewer job cards collected by applicants, said Shiv Kumar, a data operator at K. Gollahalli gram […]

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