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.


Telangana: 10 women MGNREGA workers killed as embankment collapses

The women, who were part of a workforce of more than 100 people engaged in digging a canal in Tileru village in Narayanpet district, were resting in the afternoon in the shade of the embankment when it suddenly caved in.

At NREGA ground zero, where it all began, TDP holds the seat & YSR son Jagan the surprise card

Surrounded by parched fields and rock formations, the village is part of the Singanamala assembly segment, one of the seven inside the Anantapur Lok Sabha constituency, all of which go to vote in the first phase on April 11.

MGNREGA wages fall below minimum wage in 34 states, Union Territories

Data shows that this is the maximum recorded divergence between the Centre-notified MGNREGA wages and the state-notified minimum wages since 2009, when both were brought on a par for the first time.

Rural distress: Last year of Govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 yrs

In 2014-15, the first year under of the NDA government when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dismissed MGNREGA as “the living monument of UPA’s failure’, the person-days generated was just 166 crore.