Rural distress and demand up, NREG gets lowest wage hike for 2019-2020

With effect from April 1, rural NREG labourers in six states and Union territories will see no annual increase in their daily wages this financial year while workers in another 15 states will get a daily wage hike of between Re 1 and Rs 5.

Orissa govt closes probe into misuse of funds by IAS officer

In 2008, assistant soil conservation officer of Nuapada had moved a proposal for development of garden in Darswal’s house.


Wages hit, Orissa seeks NREGS funds

In the current financial year, Orissa received Rs 726.92 crore from Centre.

UP launches call centre for NREGS workers

Based on the latest cloud computing technology,the state government Thursday launched ‘Samvedan’ under which Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ( MGNREGS) labourers can demand for work through SMS,calls,web portal or Facebook. The workers can even register their grievances.

Madhya Pradesh’s worry: can do little to solve burning problem

Burning crop residue after harvest on the field itself is common in Madhya Pradesh. One may not always get to see the flames

Orissa govt launches Palli Sabhas

Aiming to reach the poorest of poor,the Naveen Patnaik government on Tuesday started Palli Sabhas and Gram Sabhas in 48,000 villages under 6,236 gram panchayats


Jairam NREG poser: ‘How many ditches will you dig?’

Jairam Ramesh has pointed out inherent flaws in the UPA’s flagship NREGS

To get rid of swelling stock,Pawar,Thomas propose foodgrain as MNREGS wages

The ministers are learnt to have favoured offering foodgrain as wages under the rural job guarantee scheme NREGS.

NREGS wages revised,Cong states get biggest slice

The government revised upward the wages under the UPA’s flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the range of less than 1 per cent to 24 per cent for the next fiscal. The revised wages will come into effect from April 1,2012

Two arrested for fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two persons for allegedly running fake offices in the name of government organisations such as NREGS.