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Why some economists are worried about the fate of NREGA under PM Modi govt

Oct 17, 2014

Why some economists are worried about the fate of NREGA under PM Modi govt

What compelled a group of leading economists from India and abroad to shoot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the governments job scheme the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA? #UPA #NREGA #Indian Economy #NDA #Modi government #labourers #Economists
Mr Jaitley, in case you haven't noticed, govt is the biggest food hoarder

Jun 18, 2014

Mr Jaitley, in case you haven't noticed, govt is the biggest food hoarder

The UPA got food inflation into an intractable mess. Jaitley can reverse its policies. He could make a start by releasing excess food stocks held by the government to bring down open market prices. #Economy #HowThisWorks #food inflation #NREGA #Arun Jaitley #Food security #WPI #Food Security Act #Bharat Nirman #hoarding
In good faith Why PM Modi convinces us that he can walk the talk

Jun 03, 2014

In good faith Why PM Modi convinces us that he can walk the talk

Many UPA schemes were well-intentioned plans marred by execution in bad faith. From all his utterances it is clear that Modi has identified the trouble area and he is keen on going the extra mile to address it. #UPA #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #NREGA #NAC #RTI #Land acquisition #NDA #SEZs #consultative process
Jayalalithaa steals NREGA credit from under Rahul's nose

Apr 24, 2014

Jayalalithaa steals NREGA credit from under Rahul's nose

Congress is hardly getting any praise for this ahead of the 2014 elections and in the minds of rural voters, DMK and AIADMK are the ones responsible for NREGA. #Tamil Nadu #DMK #Congress #AIADMK #NREGA #Lok Sabha polls #Lok Sabha elections 2014
SC gives nod to CBI probe of alleged misuse of NREGA funds in UP

Mar 14, 2014

SC gives nod to CBI probe of alleged misuse of NREGA funds in UP

Bench headed by the Chief Justice dismissed a batch of petitions including that of UP govt. challenging the Allahabad HC verdict for CBI probe into the alleged irregularities #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #CBI #NREGA #CBI probe #misappropriation of funds

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Apr 23, 2012

Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Welfare programmes everywhere change human behaviour. NREGA too has done so by preventing migration to cities - something that's needed for progress. #NREGA #Welfare economics #Employment law #WelfareState
The Maharashtra govt is running a taxpayer swindle

Aug 29, 2011

The Maharashtra govt is running a taxpayer swindle

For some time now, the Maharashtra government has been collecting money from its citizens by way of a specific set of levies to run the employment guarantee scheme, but the money isnt completely going to fund the scheme. #ThatsJustWrong #NREGA #Maharashtra #EGS