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We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people
India

We The Change: We need to restore the planet while creating sustainable livelihoods for people

The cost of mitigation through restoration is very less compared to the cost we will have to bear when disasters strike.

Geospatial planning portal Yuktdhara to help facilitating new MGNREGA assets
India

Geospatial planning portal Yuktdhara to help facilitating new MGNREGA assets

The name given is very apt as the word ''Yukt'' is derived from ''Yojanam'' (planning) and ''Dhara'' indicates flow.

'Pop stars commenting on farmers' protest, but govt not interested': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre on agri laws
India

'Pop stars commenting on farmers' protest, but govt not interested': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre on agri laws

The Wayanad MP, who is on a two-day visit to his constituency in poll-bound Kerala, also took a dig at PM Narendra Modi for 'ridiculing' MGNREGA scheme

80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data
India

80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data

Government needs to take action regarding job security, social security benefits, food security, health benefits, and safety in the informal sector in such a way that it not only manages the current crisis, but also immunises the sector from future shocks

Union Budget 2021: Govt allocates Rs 73,000 cr to MGNREGA, over 34% less than in FY20
Business

Union Budget 2021: Govt allocates Rs 73,000 cr to MGNREGA, over 34% less than in FY20

The budgetary estimate for MGNREGA for 2020-21 was Rs 61,500 crore. The Centre allocated an additional Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

MNREGA during COVID-19 pandemic: More households got work in 2020, but fund crunch a major concern, finds study
India

MNREGA during COVID-19 pandemic: More households got work in 2020, but fund crunch a major concern, finds study

The importance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme as a safety net for the rural poor increased manifold during the COVID-19 lockdown, a new report has found

Rahul Gandhi says necessary to implement MGNREGA, NYAY to boost economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic
India

Rahul Gandhi says necessary to implement MGNREGA, NYAY to boost economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Congress has been urging the Centre to scale up the MGNREGA scheme and expand its scope to meet the growing work demand in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

Despite 78% of rural India finding no work in lockdown, survey shows 74% backs Modi govt in COVID-19 fight
India

Despite 78% of rural India finding no work in lockdown, survey shows 74% backs Modi govt in COVID-19 fight

Additionally, more than 68% rural Indians faced 'high' to 'very high' monetary difficulties during lockdown, the survey conducted by Gaon Connection and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies found

At 8.5 percent, unemployment rate falls to pre-lockdown levels, suggests CMIE data; rural employment likely to see 'bigger gains' in coming months
Business

At 8.5 percent, unemployment rate falls to pre-lockdown levels, suggests CMIE data; rural employment likely to see 'bigger gains' in coming months

India’s unemployment rate reduced to pre-lockdown levels at 8.5 percent during the week that ended on 21 June, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said.

Sonia Gandhi calls MGNREGA a powerful mechanism to help people, asks Centre not to play politics 'in time of crisis'
India

Sonia Gandhi calls MGNREGA a powerful mechanism to help people, asks Centre not to play politics 'in time of crisis'

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Monday made an impassioned plea for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to be depoliticised, saying it is a powerful mechanism that can be used to help the people of India in "their time of need."

Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities
India

Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities

With farming increasingly proving to be unprofitable due to various reasons in Maharashtra, migrant workers returning to villages will have to return to urban centres for livelihood as soon as lockdown eases.

Samajwadi Party leader, son shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal following dispute over construction of road under MGNREGS; two held
India

Samajwadi Party leader, son shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal following dispute over construction of road under MGNREGS; two held

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Samajwadi Party leader and his son, who were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district on Tuesday after a dispute with a group of villagers over the construction of a road.

Coronavirus pandemic: A systems approach to mitigate the social and economic fallout of COVID-19
Business

Coronavirus pandemic: A systems approach to mitigate the social and economic fallout of COVID-19

We are living in the time of a pandemic that although unique to our generation, mimics the one exactly a century ago. Not only is the pandemic triggered by a respiratory virus, its effect on both human health and livelihoods is similarly astronomical — bringing the wheels of the economy to a halt

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Business

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits

Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.

Home, DPIIT secretaries talk to industry associations for speeding up economic, industrial activities: Govt
Business

Home, DPIIT secretaries talk to industry associations for speeding up economic, industrial activities: Govt

The DPIIT in a tweet said that the conference with industry associations was "to facilitate permits for industrial activities in order to boost economic activities."

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
India

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering

Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.

A battle for rights: Why a nagar panchayat in Chhattisgarh fought to reclaim its legal status as a village
India

A battle for rights: Why a nagar panchayat in Chhattisgarh fought to reclaim its legal status as a village

Vishrampuri in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh became one of the villages to be declared a nagar panchayat in 2009. But this move took away the residents' rights under the housing welfare scheme and they were no longer entitled to benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Centre releases Rs 4,431 crore to clear pending wages under MGNREGA, to pay all dues by 10 April
Business

Centre releases Rs 4,431 crore to clear pending wages under MGNREGA, to pay all dues by 10 April

The Centre has released Rs 4,431 crore to clear pending wages under the rural job scheme MGNREGA and will pay all dues by 10 April, officials said on Friday, a day after the government announced an increase in wages under the programme

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, 5,42,788 confirmed cases globally, India launches first bailout plan
Health

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, 5,42,788 confirmed cases globally, India launches first bailout plan

There are now over 5,42,788 confirmed cases and over 24,361 COVID-19 deaths globally. Over 1,24,000 have recovered.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia's Backstage traces the trajectory of India's public policies, economic growth
Life

Montek Singh Ahluwalia's Backstage traces the trajectory of India's public policies, economic growth

Performance in the first two years of the NDA was greatly helped by the collapse in world oil prices in October 2014, which created a very favourable external environment compared to the situation facing the UPA when oil prices were very high.