Shreehari Paliath

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Shreehari Paliath has reported on public policy around labour and employment, agriculture, water, and elections. He received a special mention at the 2019 Red Ink Awards. He is an electrical and electronics engineer and had a brief stint at the National Aerospace Laboratories. Shreehari has a master’s degree in development from Azim Premji University and a postgraduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism.

Articles by Shreehari Paliath

two men wrking in a brick klin_bonded labour

October 24, 2023
Why does India still have a bonded labour problem?
A reluctance by the state to acknowledge the problem and lack of access to rehabilitation will lead to India missing its goal to abolish bonded labour by 2030.
lawyers and others inside the supreme court of india--judiciary

May 5, 2023
How diverse is India’s justice system?
Despite an uptick in the recruitment of women and people from SC and ST communities, the India Justice Report 2022 finds that the pace of inclusion in the justice system is glacial.
A sari-clad woman sitting outside her home_Flickr-census

July 14, 2022
Delayed census: How India’s welfare schemes are suffering
The country’s census, pending since the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, is unlikely to be conducted anytime soon. This is creating visible data gaps, which in turn excludes people from social welfare schemes and programmes.
a group of craftsman working on machines-employment

January 14, 2022
How did India’s labour policies fare in 2021?
India still lacks data on migrant workers, the new labour codes are yet to be finalised, and social security programs like NREGA remain underfunded.
vaccine vials-COVID-19 vaccine

May 6, 2021
Providing the COVID-19 vaccine to refugees and asylum seekers
Lack of access to the COVID-19 vaccine for refugees and asylum seekers would leave millions out, and hamper efforts to curb the pandemic in India.
Hands chained in handcuffs

October 22, 2020
Who goes to jail?
Social inequities in Indian society are replicated inside its prisons.
Woman vegetable vendor giving money-microenterprises

November 22, 2019
The untapped potential of microenterprises
Hiring just a few more workers can lead to disproportionate productivity gains for microenterprises.
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