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Labour ministry looking to replace 'minimum wage' by 'living wage': Report

The move may play a significant role in helping India meet its Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030

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In a bid to pull people out of poverty, the labour ministry is considering a shift from the minimum wage to a living wage, a report in the Economic Times (ET) said. The move may play a significant role in helping India meet its Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. 

"Initial discussions have begun within the labour ministry. India could seek help from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to arrive at living wages if the idea gets a political backing," a senior government official told ET on the condition of anonymity.

The ministry has asked officials to

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First Published: Dec 29 2022 | 9:59 AM IST

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