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Opinion  /  Published 17.09.20

Plug the gaps: Aadhar and MGNREGA

India’s economy is going through an unprecedented crisis of unemployment. In these times, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and other welfare programmes are beacon...
By Anjor Bhaskar, Preeti Singh in

India  /  Published 11.09.20

Call to hike NREGA days and wages

A research group on Thursday said the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) had emerged as the main source of income for the rural populace during the pandemic and demanded ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

MGNREGA : A case for rural regeneration

Narendra Modi’s cocky statement in Parliament in 2015 about the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act being a monumental failure of the Congress regime may have been a political...
By Debmalya Nandy in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Covid: Central officials test positive

Two members of a team sent by the Union ministry of rural development to study the progress of different projects tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. They had undergone tests upon their arrival...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.08.20

Hemant’s I-Day project

The scheme will be implemented by the urban development and housing department through the state urban livelihood mission. “It was the idea of our chief minister (who also holds the urban devel...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Politics’ whiff in Delhi audit in Bengal

Bengal’s ruling establishment is livid at the Centre’s decision to send a team to audit the state’s expenditure under the 100 days job scheme, with insiders saying it looked like Del...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.07.20

Funds grouse by panchayats

Panchayat bodies in Jharkhand, which have started receiving the first instalment of the grants from the Fifteenth Finance Commission for 2020-2021, are glad to continue the development work but claime...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 16.07.20

Sanitation projects make rural job list

The Centre has included sanitation projects in the 100-day rural job scheme at a time there has been an increase in demand for work under the MGNREGA because of lack of employment and job loss during ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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 04.07.20

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


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