ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Workers Alternative to Unemployment-Case of Kamani Tubes

Case of Kamani Tubes Rohini Banaji PEOPLE in need, often in need of the most basic necessities of life: their needs unsatisfied. Workers, willing and eager to work and produce to satisfy those needs: forced into unemployment. Productive resources, capable of being used to produce consumption goods and more productive resources: lying idle, ultimately scrapped. It sounds irrational, crazy, but this is the world we have built for ourselves, not just in India but even in the most advanced industrialised countries. The cities of today are littered with decaying corpses, the abandoned hulks of factories from which the life-blood which kept them moving, the workforce, has been removed. Meanwhile the workers swell the ranks of the unemployed who in India, where there is no unemployment benefit, have to scrape a living by doing odd jobs, become dependent on their families, or commit suicide.

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