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India  /  Published 24.11.20

Biometric hurdle to MGNREGA wages

Nearly 40 per cent of workers who have opted for wages through biometric authentication under the 100-day rural job scheme face failure once in every five transactions, a study that sampled 476 such l...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.20

Gloom deepens: India in recession

India is in the midst of a serious health crisis not only in society but also in the economy. The widespread pandemic has aggravated the decline of the economy, which was already discernible before th...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.20

Lockdown: The year in a word

The realm of language need not be democratic. Thousands of new words are added to, say, English each year: as many as 1,100 were incorporated by the Oxford English Dictionary two years ago. ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty

India  /  Published 23.10.20

Covid takes, collector gives

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By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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Opinion  /  Published 06.10.20

Grim reality: India's informal labour force

The global economic order is dependent on the migration of skilled and unskilled labour. For example, the Gulf countries thrive on the influx of skilled labour from Western countries and unskilled wor...
By Soumya Bhowmick

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

10cr extra mandays for rural jobs

The Mamata Banerjee government has achieved its annual target of generating 22 crore mandays under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the first six months of the 2...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

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

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 09.09.20

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


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