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Saturday, December 05, 2020



Madhya Pradesh announces 200 days of MGNREGA work in Maoist-hit dist

November 20, 2020 1:51 am

Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcement in Maharashtra's Gondia district, where he reviewed the arrangements in the Maoist-affected areas with the Collector and Superintendent of Police of MP’s Balaghat district.

A calibrated package: Govt's restraint in spending is commendable

November 14, 2020 8:44 am

One must appreciate the restraint in “spending other people’s money”, a tendency most regimes find hard to resist. But it is equally important that nominal GDP growth picks up strongly.

Poorest districts with largest number of migrants are ones that need to generate employment

October 07, 2020 9:01 am

The Centre has created a bureaucratic structure accountable to the Ministry of Rural Development and that may deliver the right outcomes in the short run, but it remains to be seen how to manage this in the longer run.

Record high of 6 crore households availed of NREGA since April

October 02, 2020 8:49 am

Out of 6 crore households that availed of MGNREGS this financial year, Uttar Pradesh accounted for the maximum (80 lakh), followed by Rajasthan (65.76 lakh), West Bengal (64 lakh), Tamil Nadu (58 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (49 lakh).

Explained: UP, Bihar, Bengal see biggest jump in new NREGA job cards

September 13, 2020 10:33 am

Consider this: From April to August, over 83 lakh additional households or 1.6 crore persons joined the NREGA labour force by getting job cards, taking the number of families under the scheme to an all-time high of 14.36 crore.

In five months of FY21, 6.5 lakh households complete 100 days of MGNREGA work

September 05, 2020 12:08 pm

Data available on the NREGA portal shows that out of 5.73 crore households that have availed work under the rural job guarantee scheme from April 1 to September 4 this year, 6.5 lakh have completed 100 days of employment.

83 lakh new NREGA cards since April, record surge in 7 years

September 04, 2020 7:49 am

Covid effect: 28.32% jump over last year, UP tops with 173% rise in new cards

India plans extending NREGA, the world's biggest jobs programme, to cities

September 02, 2020 11:11 am

An urban version of the MGNREGA will soften the blow on citizens most affected by the coronavirus fallout, which has set India on course for its deepest contraction in history.

In less than five months of FY21, NREGA demand at all-time high

August 17, 2020 7:26 am

This is the highest demand the scheme has seen since its inception in 2006-07, an analysis of data available on the MGNREGA portal shows.

Minimum wage must be shaped by aim of enhancing incomes and consumption

August 08, 2020 8:44 am

How do we increase earnings of those at the bottom of the pyramid? One way is by devising strategies that enhance productivity growth in the informal economy.