Officials say the increase in the MNREGS figures accounts for those who earlier didn’t have to rely on the employment guarantee scheme but after the Covid-19 crisis has now joined the labour force under the scheme in absence of work.
The number of criminal cases under IPC sections had decreased by 47.6 per cent in April during the peak of the nationwide lockdown as compared to those recorded in March or February. Several lockdown restrictions were eased after April 20.
On Saturday, Dr Sunil Choudhary, who runs the Srichand Baradiya Rog Nidan Kendra, a private orthopaedic hospital in Sardarshahar, apologised on Facebook, saying his staff did not intend to hurt the sentiments of any religious group.
The 72-year-old is disappointed that like many other farmers across the state, he has stopped receiving a power subsidy of up to Rs 833 per month, which was announced by the previous BJP government in Rajasthan in October 2018 in addition to the regular tariff subsidy provided by the state government to farmers.
Following the incident, screenshots of an alleged chat between him and a lawyer were widely circulated on social media, in which Bishnoi allegedly mentioned his wish for voluntary retirement due to “dirty politics” aimed at trapping him.
Pramod Rai, Kamlesh Sahu, Ravi Maurya, Dinesh Kharadi, Ajay Manjhi, Gajraj Yadav, and Abdul Azim are the “luckier” ones, having made their way back to their villages after long journeys. As they rework their budgets and life, what keeps them going is the whiff of their dreams
Senior citizens, who are being considered particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, account for a relatively lower percentage of positive cases in Rajasthan as compared to the younger age-groups, according to the data.
Rezaul Karim, a migrant from Malda, West Bengal, said, “In the past one month, we haven’t received much ration and have run out of money. Today, we decided to take to the streets and ask the administration to give us food and find means to go home."