The allocation announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for rural development in the Union Budget is notable.
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?
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The wins in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh now appear to be events of the past decade for the Congress.
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
All donations to Kerala flood victims to get tax benefits; contributions to NGOs to get 50% tax rebate
Donors should provide the transaction details of donations deposited directly in any of the PMNRF collection banks along with the address of the donor through e-mail at email@example.com
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.
NITI Aayog meet: Narendra Modi backs NDA's 'cooperative federalism', pitches for simultaneous elections
At the fourth meeting of Niti Aayog's Governing Council, Narendra Modi strongly defended the NDA's 'cooperative federalism-based' approach to governance.
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.
Eight hours of gruelling work every day for two years, Jalandhar Nayak has been single-handedly moving mountains to construct a 15-kilometre road, connecting his village Gumsahi to the main road in Phulbani town of Kandhamal district.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched a web portal 'Assam Darpan' where details of government schemes and projects would be available.
UIDAI chairman J. Satyanarayana along with Telangana's Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao formally launched the T-Wallet here on Thursday.
South India's Drought Part 6: Parched rural Karnataka sees mass migration but officials stay in denial
It is not lack of work, but shortage of water that is pushing rural Karnataka dwellers to head to towns and cities.
MGNREGS has also been shown to provide opportunities to women and other socially-excluded groups to take part in meaningful labour.
People registered under the scheme will be required to give proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo the enrolment process till March 31, 2017,
Avoidable controversies at regular intervals and a pathetic communication failure have served to skew the perception such that the Modi government's list of achievements so far has gone totally under the radar.
Odisha government today said it will provide free drinking water to urban poor households and announced earmarking Rs 300 crore for development of infrastructure for potable water.