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Tuesday, August 09, 2022



Union minister unaware of ground realities on MGNREGA in West Bengal: BJP

July 15, 2022 11:05 am

The ruling TMC seized the opportunity and said the state BJP has been lying about corruption in the implementation of MGNREGA in West Bengal and should "apologise" for making "false allegations".

Growing reliance on MGNREGA in rural areas, elevated youth unemployment in urban areas, are worrying signals

July 01, 2022 8:58 am

In 2018-19, 5.27 crore households had availed of work under MGNREGA. In 2019-20, a year before the pandemic, this had risen to 5.48 crore.

MGNREGS fund deviation of Rs 2 crore in Kerala: Social audit report

July 02, 2022 9:42 am

The audit report was prepared by Kerala Social Audit Society in 296 out of the 941 village panchayats. The audit was conducted from December last year to March this year.

Jobs scheme will not offer a long-term solution to urban unemployment. Safety nets need to better conceived

May 21, 2022 8:57 am

The proposal to introduce an urban employment guarantee scheme comes in the backdrop of the pandemic exposing the precarious position of workers, especially those employed in the informal sector in urban areas.

Diversion of MGNREGA funds: Most of seized Rs 19-crore cash belong to IAS officer, CA tells ED

May 13, 2022 2:01 am

The ED’s action comes at a time when Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is under the scanner for allegedly allotting a mine on lease to himself, and an industrial plot to his wife.

Jharkhand mining secretary appears before ED in money laundering case

May 10, 2022 3:51 pm

The agency had briefly questioned her during the raids that were conducted against Pooja Singhal, her businessman husband Abhishek Jha and others on May 6 in Jharkhand and few other locations. Her husband had been questioned by the agency and his statement was recorded.

'Avail maximum benefit of centre's schemes,' says Ludhiana MP

April 19, 2022 9:25 am

While reviewing various schemes, Bittu asked the officers to organise awareness camps, so people at grassroots can enroll themselves.

Former village-level workers will be preferred for jobs under MGNREGS: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin

April 09, 2022 8:34 am

The legal heirs of the workers, who had died in the past 10 years, would also be given preference in assigning work under MGNREGS as coordinators, Chief Minister MK Stalin said.

Pandemic eases but NREGS demand still higher than pre-Covid

April 02, 2022 7:02 am

It is a huge jump from the pre-Covid years, when the total number of households touched 5.48 crore in 2019-20; 5.27 crore in 2018-19; 5.12 crore in 2017-18.

Sonia Gandhi slams govt over NREGA cuts; ministers hit back

April 01, 2022 6:11 am

Sonia's submission, demanding adequate allocations to MGNREGA and ensuring payments within 15 days, and the counter by the treasury benches — that the Opposition was “trying to do politics with the scheme” — led to uproarious scenes in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour.