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Mgnrega
Opinion  /  Published 02.04.19

Callous disdain for the poor

Given the fact that a significant amount of jobs has been lost by casual rural workers in the recent past, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act gains added significance. It is su...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.11.18

Raghubar govt gifts state ODF crown

The Raghubar Das government on Thursday declared the state open-defecation free (ODF), underscoring that over 33 lakh toilets had been completed. It is though no secret that more toilets do not necess...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 09.10.19

Rs 20000cr sought for rural job scheme

The rural development ministry has sought an additional Rs 20,000 crore from the finance ministry to meet the increased demand for work under the rural employment guarantee scheme, which has emerged a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Idle wage? MGNREGA test for government

The lockdown has dried up rural job scheme projects, prompting demands that the government pay wages for this period to all the registered workers, including those forced to sit idle through no fault ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

The minimum wage to be stipulated under a proposed central law will not apply to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the government said on Wednesday....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 02.04.20

Social-distance advice for job scheme

The central government has asked all states to encourage those registered under the rural job scheme MGNREGA to take up work oriented towards “individual benefit” as part of social-distancing meas...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Funds ‘inadequate’ for rural job-spinner MGNREGA

The budget has allocated Rs 60,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act programme, which had generated the highest number of jobs last financial year, causing an expend...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.05.20

Expand job scheme: Activists

The rural job guarantee law can be a saviour for scores of workers who have lost their jobs during the ongoing lockdown and are returning to their villages, a group of social workers have underlined.J...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

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


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