25% jump in MGNREGA employment as rural folks line up for jobs amidst poor economy

Economists feel the jump would have been sharper if more funds had been made available under the programme. 

published on : 20th November 2019

271.96 lakh people between 18-30 years age group employed under MNREGA in last four years

The total number of individuals who worked under the MNREGA in 2015-16 was 722.59 lakh, 766.91 lakh in 2016-17, 759.15 lakh in 2017-18 and 777.41 lakh in 2018-19.

published on : 19th November 2019

Five officials dismissed for Rs 2.59 crore MGNREGA scam in Punjab

These employees had been under the scanner for allegedly making fake payments and indulging in other irregularities in implementation of MGNREGA scheme.

published on : 13th November 2019

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu asks Andhra Pradesh government to clear MGNREGA bills

Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu has demanded that the State government clear the bills for the works taken up under MGNREGA.

published on : 24th October 2019

KTR calls for green action plan in Sircilla

MAUD Minister and Rajanna-Sircilla MLA KT Rama Rao has proposed an action plan to make the district clean and green.

published on : 20th October 2019

The hide-and-seek of drought and flood in Karnataka

Yediyurappa took oath as CM while the state was barely recovering from drought. However, the change in political landscape also brought in floods.

published on : 7th October 2019

Kulathummal Canal awaits redemption

The cleaning was considered the first step towards the canal rejuvenation project planned under Jalasamridhi project, a water resources management plan for Kattakada assembly constituency.

published on : 16th September 2019

Centre delaying payments for 100-day rural job scheme: Mamata Banerjee

Responding to a question in the Assembly, Banerjee said the Centre was "restricting works" under the rural job scheme.

published on : 4th September 2019

Rajasthan second in generating work under MGNREGA, says Sachin Pilot

The deputy CM said that nine lakh people were engaged in MGNREGA work in December last year and 32 lakh people were given work till March.

published on : 24th July 2019

Centre unlikely to continue MGNREGA scheme forever: Narendra Singh Tomar

The minister also made it clear that government does not want to continue with MGNREGA forever as it is for poor.

published on : 17th July 2019

Real-time rural distress signal is needed: Economic Survey

The timely payment of wages directly into the bank account of MGNREGS worker is expected to increase in demand for work under the programme in distressed areas, according to the survey.

published on : 5th July 2019

Aadhaar not must for Rs 5 lakh health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat: Health Ministry

Ayushman Bharat will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families providing coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

published on : 12th July 2018

Rs 51600 crore released to states under MGNREGA in 2017-18: Government

Under MGNREGA, wage seekers are entitled to receive compensation at the rate of 0.05 per cent of the unpaid wages per day.

published on : 5th February 2018

MGNREGA wages blocked in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and 17 other states since September

Despite 2017-18 being touted as the year with the highest-ever allocation of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, official data shows otherwise.

published on : 7th November 2017

Grants to help states have decreased, finds report

The restructuring of fund flow was done after the 14th Finance Commission enhanced states’ share of divisible pool of taxes from 32 per cent to 42 per cent.

published on : 1st November 2017
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