Business  /  Published 14.05.20

For migrants, food; vendors to get loans

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a second set of Covid-19 relief measures on Thursday with this round targeting migrant workers, farmers, street vendors and the urban poor. “We need to ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.20

Double tragedy

When speech stops, it is audacious, in fact arrogant, to write. Stupefaction — achaitanya — before a power that is greater than all the forms of power one knows calls for the humility of silence. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.20

Call of the hearth

The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing humankind to think of several inconvenient issues, which have been lurking in its subconscious.In course of the lockdown some of these issues have started to surface, ...
By Ashok Ganguly

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


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