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Monday, June 27, 2022



Punjab women’s share in NREGS increases by 8.25%

June 25, 2022 8:01 am

Data sourced from the NREGA portal showed that SC and women’s share in total person-days was 74.67% and 68.37%, respectively, in first 100 days from April to June 20, as against 67.11% and 60.12%, respectively, in the entire last financial year.

NREGS wages revised, less than 5 per cent hike in 21 states, Union Territories

March 30, 2022 5:36 am

The wage rates, notified by Ministry of Rural Development under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, will be effective from April 1. A notification of this effect was issued by the Ministry on Monday.

Why Parliament panel criticised caste-based NREGS wages payment

March 18, 2022 8:07 am

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has asked the Rural Development Ministry to restore the earlier mechanism of generation of single Fund Transfer Order

NREGS demand still on rise: 96% of panchayats have applicants

December 01, 2020 1:59 pm

Over 96 per cent of gram panchayats across the country have registered demand for work under NREGS from April till November-end, signalling that the rural economy is still struggling to recover from the pandemic-induced slump.

Punjab has completed just 6% of its annual target of NREGS works

October 07, 2020 11:50 am

The target of the state for the first six months was to utilise grants worth Rs. 776 crore, of which it utilised Rs. 583 crore -- which means that the state is still behind by 25 per cent of its half yearly target.

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

March 29, 2019 10:26 am

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

August 27, 2014 2:01 am

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

March 17, 2014 2:12 am

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

UP launches call centre for NREGS workers

June 07, 2013 2:34 am

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

May 31, 2013 3:39 am

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