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Monday, June 01, 2020

Rural Distress


Additional allocation for MGNREGA must be supplemented with steps to make it more effective

May 22, 2020 9:38 am

With nearly eight crore migrant workers returning to their villages, and with an additional allocation for the year, this could be a moment for the true revival of MGNREGA. A revival led by workers themselves.

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.

Double-digit MGNREGA hike for all states, UTs

March 26, 2020 4:06 am

Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have seen an increase of Rs 14 whereas Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir recorded a hike of Rs 15, Rs 16 and Rs 17, respectively.

Maharashtra: 14,591 farmers committed suicide in in five years, says Minister

March 02, 2020 6:11 pm

"From October 2014 to August 2019, as many as 14,591 farmers have committed suicide, of which 5,430 cases are disqualified for any help, while another 214 cases are pending for enquiry," Vijay Wadettiwar said.

Financial exclusion: 40.9 per cent of small, marginal farmers not covered by banks

September 15, 2019 1:49 am

Despite so many initiatives and schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.90 per cent of SMF could be covered by the scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), the report submitted by the RBI panel has said.

Allocations are key

August 08, 2019 1:10 am

Economic policy needs to finetune its focus. It needs fewer lectures on reform.

Tamil Nadu farmer ends life in front of bank over repayment of loan

August 01, 2019 8:44 pm

The farmer approached the bank on Thursday but the authorities told him that the documents can be returned only if the entire loan amount was repaid, police said.

Over 12,000 Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in 3 years: Govt

June 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Between January and March 2019, 610 farmers have committed suicide out of which 192 cases were eligible for financial assistance, the minister said.

If the rains fail

June 17, 2019 12:09 am

Low retail food inflation, ample stocks of pulses and cereals give government leeway to plan for the exigencies of a poor monsoon.

Women of Punjab

June 16, 2019 1:28 am

Our rural sisters are not aware of their own needs. They are stuck in a groove with little or no escape. Their health is often neglected, the daily chores are endless, insecurities abound and higher education is a distant dream.