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Friday, January 17, 2020



MGNREGA trends: fewer jobs since July, wider demand-supply gap

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.

Jammu sarpanches protest over non-payment of MGNREGA dues

December 11, 2019 4:10 am

Police detained several sarpanches and took them to District Police Lines. They were released on filing surety bonds.

MGNREGA scam: More heads to roll, says Punjab minister

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.

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

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.

Govt set to bring in stipend to skill up MGNREGA workers

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.

Sustainable agriculture: Going beyond Soil Health Cards

August 15, 2019 6:59 am

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

July 29, 2019 6:59 am

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

July 17, 2019 5:27 pm

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

July 09, 2019 8:24 am

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

July 02, 2019 7:01 am

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.