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Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Union budget: embodiment of unequal fiscal policy

The finance minister and her ministry have betrayed, once again, their lack of understanding of the Indian economy or the conditions under which most Indians are living today. Despite attempts to &lsq...
By Jayati Ghosh

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.21

All that glitters is hidden wealth

While we know that inequality is bad, we do not deal with it. In India, we have normalized it, just like brazen communalization, bigotry and untruth. This is perhaps because many of us are complicit i...
By Jaideep Hardikar

India  /  Published 15.12.21

NREGA: wage dues mount to Rs 9,682cr, SC told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine an NGO’s plea that crores of workers were in a crisis as funds-starved states had run up wage dues of Rs 9,682 crore under the Centre’s flags...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.12.21

Central funds for job scheme

The Centre on Friday opened up the purse-strings for pro-poor programmes such as the rural job scheme but the allocation stills falls short of the revised estimates of the last fiscal even as the supp...
By Our Special Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.21

Sharp dip: informal economy

A recently released report by the State Bank of India has claimed that the informal economy has shrunk from its contribution to the gross domestic product of around 52 per cent three years ago to some...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 01.11.21

Stalin wants funds from PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday flagged a "wage liability" of over Rs 1,000 crore to the beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chennai

India  /  Published 01.11.21

NREGA: Pig sale by farmer bares delay in wages

Ashok Munduri from Chhotalagia village in Jharkhand borrowed Rs 5,000 in July to rent a tractor to plough his land. He had to sell a pig to repay the amount a month later, for he hadn’t received...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.21

Delhi scan on job funds use

The Union ministry of rural development has ordered an inquiry into alleged misappropriation of funds worth Rs 200 crore in the 100-day work scheme in five districts of Bengal. But the Bengal governm...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.09.21

A shift in focus in NREGA

The Centre is running the rural employment guarantee programme as if it is a compulsion without recognizing its enormous potential to deal with the ongoing rural economic crisis. Numerous civil societ...
By Debmalya Nandy

India  /  Published 28.07.21

No plan to increase NREGA work days: Govt

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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