West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.22

Duare Sarkar: Job scheme off

 The Mamata Banerjee government has decided not to include the 100-day job scheme in the fifth edition of Duare Sarkar (government on doorsteps) programme, which will be held between November 1 a...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.22

Stalls near pandals for sale of rural products

The Bengal government has come up with an initiative to erect kiosks around major Durga Puja pandals in Calcutta to sell products made by women’s self-help groups from rural Bengal. The move is...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.22

Govt to form farm clusters

 The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to form hundreds of clusters of farmers across Bengal and create common infrastructure for them as part of an attempt to help those involved in agricul...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.22

Folk songs on missing MGNREGA jobs

A group of Bhadu folk singers from East Burdwan’s Khandoghosh are highlighting their poverty and unemployment through their songs by travelling across 40 villages in this district.  The &l...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.09.22

Gandhi talks of urban MGNREGA

Sharing a video-clip of the discussion he held with the MGNREGA workers, Gandhi said the idea of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was to create a minimum wage in the co...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram


India  /  Published 10.09.22

Gehlot urban job scheme

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday launched the “Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme” on the lines of the MGNREGA to provide 100 days of employment a year to families in urb...
By PTI in Jaipur

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.22

'TMC legislators can fund rural homes'

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked the MPs and MLAs of her party to spend their local area development funds on dwelling units of the rural poor for next one year, the directive making it clear that sh...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.22

Ombudspersons for rural job scheme

The Mamata Banerjee government has appointed ombudspersons under the MGNREGA in all 23 districts in a bid to ensure transparency in the implementation of the 100-day rural job scheme. A section of of...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.22

Damage overstated

Within weeks of the Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004, I was watching video clips of the event at the Choto Mollakhali market in the Gosaba block of South 24 Parganas. One message that came th...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.22

Roadblock against ‘corrupt’ panchayat

The clamour for police probe against gram panchayat functionaries is growing louder across the state with the state government recently asking district magistrates to lodge FIRs for misappropriation o...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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