Rural wages

Average real rural wage growth for women, like that for men, was very high during the period November 2013 to November 2014. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Rural wage growth is faltering again

4 min read . 12 Jan 2018
While it is a relief that demonetization did not reverse the wage rate growth trend, it may have slowed it down. Photo: Mint

Long-run trends in rural wages

5 min read . 24 Oct 2017
The agricultural ministry has estimated foodgrain production at 272 million tonnes in 2016-17. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Part of the reason for the slowdown in demand in rural areas is the decline in public spending, which propped up rural demand for labour. Photo: Mint<br />

Time for a rural stimulus

5 min read . 03 Feb 2015
High inflation continues to be a persistent threat to economic stability. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Reading the tea leaves on inflation

2 min read . 22 Sep 2014