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

India  /  Published 17.05.20

What government is refusing to see

Sudarshan Murmu dug deep into his plastic sack and fished out three notes of Rs 100 each. “This is all we three have among us,” said Murmu, pausing along National Highway 2 and pointing at Mohito...
By Devadeep Purohit in Durgapur Expressway

Business  /  Published 17.05.20

Private push for strategic sectors

The fifth and final tranche of the economic stimulus package to deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday, focuses on refo...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

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

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Job scheme hits five-year low

April witnessed the least work generated under the rural job scheme for any month in the past five years despite the lockdown leaving villagers unemployed and in desperate need of work, an academic sa...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 31.05.19

Analysing MGNREGA

The Unravelling of MGNREGA makes an important contribution to the analysis of the performance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme that was launched in 2006, following...
By Siddhartha Mitra in

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 in

India  /  Published 18.04.19

Rahul sees rural job plan's success in Kerala woman's IAS feat

The first tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS told Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday that her parents were beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.Sreedhanya...
By K.M. Rakesh in Kalpetta(Kerala)


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