From MGNREGS to housing scheme to model villages, key govt programmes fall victim to apathy, fail to deliver on intended lines
MGNREGS is basically fall back option for the rural households when no better employment opportunity is available, however, the demand for work is influenced by various factors like timely monsoon or availability of more remunerative employment opportunities.
Will India's economic downturn spur course correction, or will Hindu nationalism enable the decline to perpetuate itself?
That India’s optimistic future is overtaken by concerns about the road ahead. Bangladesh’s rise seems more imminent than India’s. Will economic decline spur course correction? Or, will Hindu nationalism enable the decline to perpetuate itself?
Jharkhand's focus on asset creation under MGNREGS impressive, but efficacy of mango farms in addressing poverty, migration doubtful
Jharkhand has completed close to nine lakh works between 2016 and 2019, however, this has not lead to an increase in wages under MGNREGS, nor has it addressed migration
Modi began his tenure with a good governance agenda—he would clean India, spur growth and generate employment in the industrial sector. There would be no need for employment generation programmes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in a skilled India replete with opportunities. Despite these noble intentions, governance has hardly benefited the common citizen
Govt preparing ground for decline of MGNREGS by keeping wages constant year after year, says economist Jean Dreze
The stagnation of real wages, along with the government’s chronic inability to ensure timely and reliable wage payments, is discouraging rural workers from taking up MGNREGS work
Low pay, wage inequality persist in India despite GDP growth; women earn less than men in every category: Report
While real wages almost doubled over 18 years between 1993-94 and 2011-12 and GDP grew four-fold, “the Indian labour market remains characterized by high levels of segmentation and informality”
Kerala, After The Flood: Pinarayi Vijayan seeks Rs 2,600 crore special package from Centre for relief efforts
Pinarayi Vijayan chaired a meeting of Kerala cabinet, which decided to seek a special package from the Centre under the centrally-sponsored schemes including the latter's flagship rural employment programme
Delhi starvation deaths: P Chidambaram accuses Centre of 'cruelly neglecting' MGNREGA, Food Security Act
P Chidambaram spoke about the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a social security employment generation legislation which guarantees employment to the poor.
Ahead of Chief Ministers Subgroup meeting, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee highlights need to waive institutional loans to farmers
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged a group of chief ministers, set up by the Centre, to consider the need to waive institutional loans of farmers and the formation of adequate budgetary provision for it by the union government.
Kerala’s poverty eradication mission Kudumbashree harnesses citizens' groups to help transform women's lives
Between 2008-09 and 2016-17, 90 percent of MGNREGS workers in Kerala were women.
Despite 'record' allocations, 57% of MGNREGS wages due to workers remained unpaid at the end of April 2018
Millions of MGNREGS workers share Prajapati’s predicament–57% of wages due to workers were unpaid at the end of April 2018, as per government data.
Despite heightened farm unrest and rise in demand for rural jobs, govt has curtailed funding for MGNREGS
Reduced funding in MGNREGS has resulted in 48 percent fewer projects getting completed over the six years to 2016.
The main opposition Congress in Telangana would hold sit-ins in 10 district headquarterss towns, demanding the TRS government to address the problems of farmers.
MGNREGS has also been shown to provide opportunities to women and other socially-excluded groups to take part in meaningful labour.
Manmohan, Rahul slam Modi govt for not honouring UPA's pledge to grant Andhra Pradesh special status
Addressing a public meeting in Bandlapalli village in Andhra Pradesh, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi stated that the Prime Minister must fulfil the promise their government had made to the state.