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Centre rates West Bengal govt’s NREGA performance: poor

The Centre has once again laid bare the West Bengal government’s “poor performance” in terms of the implementation of the scheme.

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NREGA to gel with rural housing in state

In case the size of the house exceeds the set limit, the extra cost will be borne by the beneficiary.

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Despite Modi criticism, Jaitley gives NREGA a slight nudge

Reiterates govt commitment to scheme, says allocation may be enhanced later.


NREGA: Goyal says media’s reportage led to wrong perception

The Indian Express has been reporting how the scheme’s performance this fiscal has been dismal so far.

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‘Learning’s not about enrolment, latrines in school. We’re failing children on massive scale’

Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo talks about NREGA and Right To Education.

More than 70% NREGA wages unpaid this fiscal

Only 28.22 per cent of wage payments have been made within the stipulated 15 days till December.


Internal NREGA note blames Nitin Gadkari, then does a rewrite

Performance Review Committee blamed Gadkari for contributing to delays in payment of wages.


Express 5: 3081 cases registered in 1984 riots, only 49 were handed life term; CM Fadnavis’s maiden move is anti-graft

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

Stop roadwork to end LAC standoff: China

Also asks for canals on India side to be destroyed.


UNDP Report: India’s rural employment, education schemes move in right direction

Human Development Report: Spending 4% of GDP can ensure social security net.


Food security lost on UP farmers, loan waiver only a fond memory

Even Muslim beneficiaries of that scheme are weighing their options as they seek to identify who is best placed to defeat the BJP candidates.


The other side of populism

How a patchily implemented NREGA could end up hurting the Congress.


Dravidian majors take election joyride on UPA’s flagship

Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu has made the longest strides in NREGA, Sonia Gandhi’s grandest scheme, but DMK and AIADMK are marketing it to their advantage,


Bagalkot, where voters aren’t

Despite NREGA, men and women migrate out of villages in the district, leaving only the elderly or the very young.


Writings on the wall: In a tearing Hurry-ana

Hooda knows the pulse of modern Haryana.