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Saturday, August 15, 2020



Maharashtra: 96,000 households enrol for job guarantee scheme, state increases labour budget by 19%

August 08, 2020 10:52 pm

Till August 7, including new enrolments, there were a total 86.85 lakh households with job cards in the state. A situation where all of them demand work, however, is unlikely. Data shows that just about 35 per cent, or 29.95 lakh households, have demanded work over the past three years.

Textile industry faces labour crunch: Migrants happy with MNREGA work in UP as Surat units struggle

June 29, 2020 5:33 am

Home to nearly 16 lakh migrant workers from Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand, employed in its textile mills, Surat saw nearly six incidents of violence in its labour colonies, by workers demanding to return home, walking home in protest, confronting police

Rs 50,000-crore scheme to provide jobs for migrants returning home

June 18, 2020 3:48 pm

The move has come at a time when lakhs of migrants have returned to villages in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and the demand for employment has gone up in rural areas.

In Punjab, 19,000 van mitras to make sure 73 lakh saplings survive

May 26, 2020 12:17 pm

The van mitras have been appointed under MGNREGA by the Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Department.

Maharashtra: Enrollment under NREGA picks up amid reverse migration, lockdown

May 24, 2020 4:36 am

While enrollment under MGNREGA between March and June, the pre-monsoon period, is generally higher across the state, absence of drought and an extended lockdown had meant a poor response for the scheme till mid-April.

Nirmala Sitharaman allocates additional Rs 40,000 crore for MNREGA

May 17, 2020 1:03 pm

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that this additional amount will be over and above the budget estimate of Rs 61,000 crore. She said it will generate 300 crore more person-days of work and will address the need for work for the returning migrants.

Panel proposes land pooling to corporatise agri, merging MNREGA with skilling programmes

May 14, 2020 7:39 am

The draft proposes that the land pooling model which is used in building greenfield airports can be used in agriculture to enable corporatisation, which will create demand for skilled labourers.

Ten-fold jump in Rajasthan MNREGS numbers, more than double in Maharashtra as curbs ease

April 23, 2020 8:08 am

In Maharashtra, MNREGS Commissioner Ranga Nayak reported an increase in the rural employment guarantee scheme numbers from about 40,000 on April 12 to over 1 lakh now.

Sabarkantha villagers apply for MNREGA jobs via social media

April 14, 2020 2:39 am

The villagers have started filing the applications under an initiative taken up by NREGA Workers Union, a group of villagers from around seven districts of North and Central Gujarat.

As growth slows, demand for work under MNREGA shoots to 9-year high

April 03, 2020 9:21 am

According to figures uploaded on the MGNREGA official portal, 5.47 crore households sought MGNREGA works, the highest since 2010-11, when the number was 5.5 crore. It was 5.27 crore in 2018-19.