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.

MPs and activists write to PM Modi: Make stronger MGNREGA urgent priority

It also asks that MGNREGA funds be both adequate and timely and that MGNREGA wages not be less that statutory minimum wage of the state.


Need to increase the scope of MNREGA for sustainable future: BJP MP Varun Gandhi

The event at the college was organised with an aim of encouraging discussion on the problems ailing the rural economy.

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How MGNREGA can be re-engineered for doubling of farmers’ incomes

The NDA government’s approach towards MGNREGA has differed from that of the previous UPA regime in one significant way: There is greater emphasis now in the building of “individual household” assets, as opposed to “community” assets,

No hike in MGNREGA wages in 10 states

In the worst wage revision in the history of the rural employment guarantee scheme, that started in 2006, MGNREGA workers in 10 states will get no hike in their wages for FY 2018-19, according to the revised wage rates issued by the Union government.


EC allows Centre to release MNREGA funds for poll-bound HP, Gujarat

A total of 32 reference were made to the Commission for clearance under the model code of conduct between October 12 -- when the code was enforced and November 7.

Maharashtra govt orders district collectors to return job cards to MNREGA workers

State claims it will bring more transparency in implementation of the scheme

RTI plea reveals: Man who paid Rs 7 lakh to hire chopper for his wedding registered as MNREGA beneficiary

According to the RTI information, a copy of which is with Chandigarh Newsline, their names were registered against the ‘Others’ category which means that they must belong to the reserve categories.

NREGA giving only 46 of 100-day work: Workers’ alliance

Activists said that this goes against the spirit of the demand-driven scheme, which has seen a spurt in demand due to rural distress triggered by droughts, floods, and post-demonetisation reverse migration.