While a focused jobs guarantee thrust could help mitigate financial distress for tens of thousands of rural families, Maharashtra’s performance on MGNREGA until now this year has been lacklustre on several counts.
Oncologists say childhood cancers are highly curable if circumstances don’t cause treatment to be stopped midway. So St Jude’s role in offering a physical living space and emotional support is critical, the parents agree. Then there are the tips the young former patients share.
The concept is a unique flipping of the process under FRA — instead of waiting for forest-dwellers to make claims, as stipulated by the law, the pilot project envisions a proactive state apparatus that locates probable beneficiaries.
The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.
That day on December 31, 2017, apart from a multitude of Dalit organisations, the Elgaar Parishad also included several Maratha and OBC groups as well as Muslim organisations, as it was seen as a multi-community front against the New Peshwai.
The tribal development department subsequently launched the Van Mitra programme to first train officials on the law and then to clear or reopen tens of thousands of pending or erroneously rejected claims and appeals.