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

Migrants: dig, make a life

Jobless does not necessarily mean workless, a group of about 30 migrant Odia labourers who returned home from Kerala and Chennai because of the lockdown have shown. With spades and hoes, they and fel...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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 03.06.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 02.04.19

Callous disdain for the poor

Given the fact that a significant amount of jobs has been lost by casual rural workers in the recent past, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act gains added significance. It is su...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.11.18

Raghubar govt gifts state ODF crown

The Raghubar Das government on Thursday declared the state open-defecation free (ODF), underscoring that over 33 lakh toilets had been completed. It is though no secret that more toilets do not necess...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

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India  /  Published 09.10.19

Rs 20000cr sought for rural job scheme

The rural development ministry has sought an additional Rs 20,000 crore from the finance ministry to meet the increased demand for work under the rural employment guarantee scheme, which has emerged a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Idle wage? MGNREGA test for government

The lockdown has dried up rural job scheme projects, prompting demands that the government pay wages for this period to all the registered workers, including those forced to sit idle through no fault ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

The minimum wage to be stipulated under a proposed central law will not apply to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the government said on Wednesday....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Social-distance advice for job scheme

The central government has asked all states to encourage those registered under the rural job scheme MGNREGA to take up work oriented towards “individual benefit” as part of social-distancing meas...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Funds ‘inadequate’ for rural job-spinner MGNREGA

The budget has allocated Rs 60,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act programme, which had generated the highest number of jobs last financial year, causing an expend...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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