Bihar Development Dialogue – 30 May 2020
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a complete, well-planned preannounced national lockdown to break the chain of the devastating spread of Covid-19. In a strongly worded letter to the Union Ministry of Health
Thousands of people have died in India due to oxygen shortage in the recent weeks. While there has been an acute shortage of oxygen due to the spike in the number of Coronavirus patients, mismanagement and misuse of this lifesaving gas made the situation frightening.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar government has launched a new scheme called Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyami Yojana to promote women entrepreneurs in the state. The state cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister gave approval for the release of Rs.200 crore during the year 2021-22 to fund the scheme.
Bihar government has imposed a series of restrictions including night curfew across the state and closure of educational activities, shopping malls, cinema halls, clubs, gyms and park till May 15 as the Covid cases spiked.
Bihar recorded a growth of 10.5 per cent in 2019-20, more than double the growth rate of the Indian economy that stood at 4.2 per cent, according to the Bihar Economic Survey 2020-21.
Bihar Development Dialogue
Labour Laws and Employment Generation
Several states have introduced sweeping changes to labour laws. A number of laws related to labour protection have been diluted. Will such changes help in attracting capital required to set up industries and create jobs. Can Bihar attract capital by introducing labour reforms? How are the things expected to pan out for the industry and workers in Bihar. The focus of this Dialogue will be on the following:
- Labour Laws Changes by States Amid Lockdown
- Ease of Doing Business and Labour Reforms
- Labour Contracts in Informal Economy
- Legal Protection to Migrant Workers
Mr. Pratyush Kumar Singh
Corporate and Labour Laws Expert & Partner, Tatva Legal
Dr. Praveen K Singh, Editorial Director, BiharConnect
Mr. Gyanendra Kumar Keshri, CEO & Editor, BiharConnect