Coronavirus Outbreak: India restarts small businesses, farming in rural areas as pandemic cases rise
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said some activities, including factories and farming, would be allowed from Monday in the hinterland which has been less-hard hit by COVID-19.
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
Uttar Pradesh’s missing voters: Agricultural labourers move due to low incomes; Muslims, SC/STs in search of jobs
According to the latest Ministry of External Affairs data, Uttar Pradesh is the top origin state for migrant labourers in the Gulf.
MGNREGA gets highest-ever total allocation in a fiscal at additional Rs 6,000 cr after concerns raised over fund crunch
On 1 January, over 99 percent fund of the MGNREGA scheme was reportedly exhausted, three months before the end of the financial year.
Migration crisis in UP's Lalitpur village marks a crucial failure of govt in creating better rural employment opportunities
The crisis of migration is amplified in Uttar Pradesh, where 26.9 lakh more people migrated out than migrated in, the highest in the country. It is a problem that has been growing over time — between 2001 and 2011, more than 58 lakh people in the age group of 20-29 years left the state in search of jobs.
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
Delayed payments under the guaranteed rural employment programme MNREGA fell to 6-year low of Rs 67,956 crore last fiscal ended 31 March, a SBI research report said
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.
Union Budget 2018 focusses on strengthening the rural economy in all aspects including from farmers to the salaried class, cutting across the poor and middle class society
A look at the past Budgets suggests that while housing, sanitation and rural employment are likely to get a push, the need of the hour is to have a clear strategy and priority for education, health and nutrition
Akshay Kumar's Padman has brought the focus back on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the innovator/social entrepreneur/menstrual hygiene campaigner on whom the film is based
Naturally everyone at this get together is either a banker or a chartered accountant and I find myself cornered by two financial consultants and a lady from the foreign exchange department of a big bank.