Bihar Development Dialogue – 30 May 2020
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.
All 149 government-owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Bihar will be upgraded as Centres of Excellence in partnership with Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata Motors.
Seventeen new ministers were inducted in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet on Tuesday taking the total number to 31. BJP, which is the largest party among the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, got nine berths, while Janata Dal (United) got eight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has decided to boost expenditure, especially on healthcare, infrastructure and rural development in order to re-energise the Covid-hit economy. Outlay for healthcare and well-being has been increased by a whopping 137 per cent to Rs.2.24 lakh crore.
Online schooling took off in a big way during the Covid-19 pandemic. The percentage of enrolled children from government and private schools owning a smartphone increased from 36.5 per cent in 2018 to 61.8 per cent in 2020 in rural India, as per ASER 2020 report.
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