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After the initial euphoria, Modi government has created widespread despondency

During elections, PM Modi had made huge claims about our “demographic dividend” and had promised 100 million jobs in manufacturing by 2022

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Supreme Court pulls up Centre over delay in payment under MGNREGA

The apex court said it was extremely unfortunate that the government had no provision for providing compensation to the workers, and it was regrettable that it cleared the pending wage bill for 2015-16 only during the pendency of the case.

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Unseeing the drought

The suffering of millions does not create public outrage, much less government accountability.

May Day protest: Why MGNREGA workers in Jharkhand are returning Rs 5 to PM Modi

In April this year, the Centre revised the MGNREGA wage across states with some, such as West Bengal and Assam have been hiked by Rs 2 and Rs 3 respectively.

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Reboot MGNREGA

Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.

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Poll-bound states report surge in MGNREGA job numbers

Drought-hit Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat among poor performers.

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Planning for drought: Apr-Jun will be peak quarter for MGNREGA

A month into the current financial year, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has already exhausted over half of this earmarked amount. And by end-June, not even a quarter may be left.

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Gujarat govt banks on MGNREGA for employment in water-scarce villages

The government said this water would be kept reserved for drinking purposes till June 30, after which it would be released for other use, including irrigation.

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Withdrawing the lifeline

At a time of extreme rural distress, the Centre is violating the basic provisions of the employment guarantee act

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To tackle drought woes, Centre to release 55% MGNREGA funds by June

Of the Rs 21,000 crore expected to be released till June, this month the ministry has provided Rs 12,000 crore to the states towards payment of last year’s arrears for labour cost as well as for the month of April.

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Only 1.8% got 150 days of work in drought-hit states: MGNREGA data

The data for 10 drought-hit states show that a total of 1.52 crore people got employment under MGNREGA in the financial year ending March 31, 2015.

Govt should release NREGA funds on time for drought-hit states, says SC

The court also directed the Centre to submit a detailed chart of 10 drought-hit states and specify the number of people and districts, including villages, affected by it.

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Delayed MGNREGA payment: Congress to mobilise affected workers to gherao PM office

Also plans to oppose PM’s expected visit to Ballia on May 1.

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Extra work days for drought-hit states

Gujarat, Haryana and Bihar will be added to the existing list of 10 drought-affected states

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SC to Centre: Provide relief to drought-hit states immediately

The court underlined that as per government’s own figures, average workdays under MGNREGA is 48 days whereas the statute says it should be 100 days.