There is a crisis of employment in the urban informal sector, as millions of workers have lost their job due to periodic lockdowns, and may or may not retrieve it soon

There is growing interest in an employment guarantee act, but little experience of relief works in urban areas.

DUET could act as a step towards urban employment guarantee.

DUET (Decentralised Urban Employment and Training) for urban areas has been proposed by Jean Drèze, who took part in drafting MNREGA.

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