Distress signal: Share of youngest workers in NREG begins to rise

There is no clarity on what could be the reason behind this rising trend of entry level workforce among MGNREGA workers but experts say this could be a reflection of rural distress and lack of employment opportunities.

Govt set to bring in stipend to skill up MGNREGA workers

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, provides unskilled manual work for 100 days to eligible rural households.


Sustainable agriculture: Going beyond Soil Health Cards

A measurable and time-bound programme for increasing organic matter content in our soils is needed to preserve and boost crop productivity.

Jharkhand: Farmer ‘kills self’, family blames govt dues

The incident took place in Patratu village of Chanho block in Ranchi. Family members of Lakhan Mahato said he got a dug well constructed in 2018 on his farmland at a cost of Rs 3.54 lakh.

Not in favour of continuing with MGNREGA forever: Narendra Singh Tomar

Replying to a discussion, Tomar also suggested that big corporates can learn from women self-help groups as they have only 2 per cent NPAs.

After Akali leader raises MGNREGA ‘irregularities’, central team to visit Faridkot today

Sources said that the government feels that SAD, which is an ally of ruling BJP, will not leave any stone unturned to stop central grant under MGNREGA to Punjab as it is politically helping Congress in the state.


Union Budget must focus on reviving investment, address rural distress

Rural distress is real. The first is to recognise it. Drinking water, improving efficiency of existing irrigation systems, rural finance, including temporary waiver of loan repayments, needs funds, which the affected states do not have.

The right convergence

Bringing agriculture, rural development and panchayati raj under one minister was overdue. Greater rationalisation is needed

Safety Net That Works

Before contemplating new rural programmes, government must expand MGNREGA

Extending MGNREGA to urban areas will create 50 million jobs: State Of Working India 2019 report

Interestingly, researchers observed that as much as 5 million people left the workforce between 2016 and 2018. "The beginning of the decline in jobs coincided with demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends," The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report released by Azim Premji University says.