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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

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.05.20

Expand job scheme: Activists

The rural job guarantee law can be a saviour for scores of workers who have lost their jobs during the ongoing lockdown and are returning to their villages, a group of social workers have underlined.J...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 06.05.20

Tarun Gogoi demands economic plan

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday asked the state government to spell out a plan to help those affected by the lockdown to curb spread of novel coronavirus.In a statement, Gogoi sai...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Rural job wage hike in package ‘misleading’

The relief package the government announced on Thursday to help the poor affected by the Covid-19 lockdown includes the yearly revision of wages notified earlier this week under the rural job scheme M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.11.18

Away from campaign, Varun focuses on farm woes

BJP parliamentarian Varun Gandhi, who stands virtually sidelined under the current dispensation, has come up with a book on rural India at a time his party is battling farm distress in the ongoing rou...
By J.P. Yadav 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 18.01.19

Funds for rural jobs scheme run out

The rural job guarantee scheme has run out of funds for this financial year, with activists fearing the implementing agencies will now hesitate to take up new projects, thereby denying paid work to th...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

PM Kisan scheme's rationale remains an enigma

Vidarbha was decked in an exquisite white cotton harvest this winter when I visited. I was there to learn about the rural credit situation. Countering agrarian distress requires more than just providi...
By Neetisha Besra

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Govt lukewarm on rural wage booster

The finance ministry has after four years of inaction expressed “in-principle” endorsement rather than clear support for a proposal that would have ensured sharper yearly wage increases under the ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Job schemes that are off target

Successive Central governments have introduced targeted employment generation schemes to tackle the problem of chronic unemployment. Each scheme has a special focus. For instance, the Mahatma Gandhi N...
By The Editorial Board


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