April 02, 2020 7:08 am
Gandhi said “lakhs of agricultural workers have been left unemployed during the crucial harvesting season (and) devoid of an alternative source of income, an increasingly large number of the rural poor are expected to demand work under MGNREGA.”
March 27, 2020 8:30 am
While former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi called the package ‘the first step in the right direction”, senior party leader P Chidambaram only gave it a “cautious welcome”. Congress leader Anand Sharma said he “broadly” supports the action plan.
March 27, 2020 1:07 am
For instance, an increase in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) wages by Rs 20 with effect from April 1, 2020, has already been notified on March 23 as the revision was due before the end of the current financial year.
March 26, 2020 4:06 am
Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have seen an increase of Rs 14 whereas Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir recorded a hike of Rs 15, Rs 16 and Rs 17, respectively.
January 24, 2020 11:33 am
There is an ambiguous provision to levy income tax on “dairying”. Either the provision should be removed or it should be clarified that it does not include dairy farmers. Dairying is a part of agriculture and as per the Constitution, it is a state subject.
December 28, 2019 1:37 am
The gap between the number of households demanding MGNREGA work and the number who were provided work has been the highest in 2019-20. This indicates that even if demand fell, supply of work fell even more.
December 11, 2019 4:10 am
Police detained several sarpanches and took them to District Police Lines. They were released on filing surety bonds.
November 20, 2019 7:40 am
The Rural Development and Panchayats minister has already ordered a through inquiry into the alleged scam that was unearthed in Muktsar, Faridkot and Ferozepur districts.
October 22, 2019 11:05 am
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.
October 20, 2019 2:45 am
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, provides unskilled manual work for 100 days to eligible rural households.
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