Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Mgnrega
India  /  Published 13.07.20

Migrants: dig, make a life

One piece of good news is that the villagers would soon start getting paid for the further work they do on the canal. The district authorities, facing the pressure of public opinion since news spread ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.07.20

Consent norm to help migrants: Hemant

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has said that migrant workers from the state would have to henceforth seek the government’s permission before leaving. “The government wants the work...
By The Telegraph in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.07.20

Air ticket in hand and back to work

For Rajesh Ram, a cook who wasn’t making much since his return to Chatra because of the lockdown, one call from his former employer in Bangalore helped make up his mind. Last week he left for B...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

India  /  Published 09.06.20

Congress prods Modi on cash for rural job scheme

The Congress on Monday asked the Narendra Modi government to free the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) from the fetters of budgetary limits to ensure that whoever seeks...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.06.20

Workers do not want to leave

About 250 migrant workers participated in a webinar organised by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, an umbrella organisation of activists and civil society groups, on Monday. The objective was to documen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 04.06.20

CPM speaks up for urban poor

The CPM on Wednesday demanded extension of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to the urban poor to help them deal with the rampant job losses caused by the ill-planne...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.20

MGNREGA meets productive green plan

The Jharkhand rural development department has set a target of giving 10 lakh jobs to migrant workers through the pani roko, paudha ropo (conserve water, plant trees) campaign.Integrating the various ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Jobs: rural scene better, urban not so

The grim employment scenario in urban India got aggravated while the rural sector showed some improvement in the last week of May, with researchers attributing the uptick in the villages to seasonal s...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.20

Double tragedy

When speech stops, it is audacious, in fact arrogant, to write. Stupefaction — achaitanya — before a power that is greater than all the forms of power one knows calls for the humility of silence. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.20

Call of the hearth

The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing humankind to think of several inconvenient issues, which have been lurking in its subconscious.In course of the lockdown some of these issues have started to surface, ...
By Ashok Ganguly in


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