India  /  Published 15.05.20

Don’t divert NREGA funds: Activists

Civil society groups on Friday opposed a reported recommendation by a Group of Ministers to reroute a part of the rural job scheme funds to private enterprises to subsidise their wage payments.They sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.20

A world put on the mat

The International Monetary Fund has projected a global recession in its April 14 World Economic Outlook, saying that the Covid-19 crisis is like no other and that the world economy is set to experienc...
By Renu Kohli

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Farmers get a bad deal

It’s a lost opportunity. At a time when a slump in rural spending had led to a decline in rural demand pulling down country’s GDP to less than 5 per cent, providing more money into the hands of ru...
By Devinder Sharma

India  /  Published 28.01.20

MGNREGA wage cloud

The finance ministry has agreed to give additional funds of Rs 5,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20 for the rural job scheme MGNREGA, against the demand of Rs 20,000 crore, as social activists fe...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Rural workers face wage delay

Millions of rural job scheme workers may have their wages delayed in the new year with the programme coffers depleting and the finance ministry sitting on the demand for additional funds.According to ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

Monumental failures in implementing MGNREGA

Rural distress, the crisis in the agricultural sector, drought in several states and an election year — everything that should spell high allocations and commitment to the Mahatma Gandhi National Ru...
By Nikhil Dey

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.20

Workers do not want to leave

About 250 migrant workers participated in a webinar organised by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, an umbrella organisation of activists and civil society groups, on Monday. The objective was to documen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 14.04.19

Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis?

The job crisis has deepened and become more commonplace during the last five years, according to officials familiar with employment data.Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.05.20

Can Hemant provide jobs to workers who want to stay back in Jharkhand?

Can the state ensure gainful employment for the lakhs of migrant workers who are now returning to their homes in Jharkhand and are not willing to venture out again?Over 3.5 lakh migrant workers have r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 17.02.19

Minimum wage test for NREGA

The proposed national minimum wage, if accepted, will pose a major challenge to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), whose wage rates are much lower in all states. A c...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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