Only 25 per cent workers found working at MGNREGA sites in Jharkhand: Audit report

In Gumla, 731 people were on the rolls for 92 schemes that were audited, but only 20 workers were found at the sites, as per the report.

published on : 14th January 2022

Dolls in doldrums 

Fighting against low funds, a shrinking community and cheaper alternatives has not deterred Thanjavur bommai craftsmen from keeping their art alive

published on : 6th January 2022

Union Secretary takes stock of NREGA in Andhra Pradesh

As part of his visit to the state, Nagendra Nath Sinha met the Andhra Pradesh government officials and took stock of the implementation of the NREGA and Rurban Mission.

published on : 1st January 2022

Reflections on India’s economic scenario

The lower-budgeted expenditure on MGNREGA for fiscal 2022 compared to fiscal 2021 thus raises concerns of the equitable nature of growth to be sustained.

published on : 30th December 2021

Sarpanch dismissed for plantation irregularity in Odisha

Sources said the authorities had granted Rs 9,19,984 to plant trees under the scheme by engaging local workers.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Dead people ‘working’ under MGNREGA scheme in Kancheepuram?

Scam unearthed after villagers stumble upon names of deceased in scheme’s registry; two officials alleged to have swindled  Rs 11 lakh by drawing their salaries

published on : 2nd December 2021

Four years after rejoinder, Tamil Nadu yet to appoint MGNREGA ombudsmen

Activists said the establishment of an ombudsman is a key part of implementing the act that provides employment to thousands of workers. 

published on : 24th November 2021

Migrants now enter agri fields in Nellai

The farmers across the district have begun transplanting paddy saplings from nurseries to field for pisanam cultivation, thanks to the rains.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Sukhbir Singh Badal alleges embezzlement of MGNREGA funds by Congress leaders

Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that Congress leaders had opened their own tile and paver factories and were supplying sub-standard material for use in government works.

published on : 14th November 2021

Modi government mulling 30 per cent hike in allocation for MGNREGA

Allocations for MGNREGA scheme stood at Rs 73,000 crore in 2021-22. This amount was higher than the Budget estimates for the previous year, but it was 35% lower than the revised estimates.

published on : 4th November 2021

TNIE Impact: Redress grievances of MGNREGA workers paid lower wages, orders Lokayukta

The New Indian Express published a story about workers employed under the MGNREGA at Kadoli village near Belagavi being paid a meagre Rs 100 as wages as against Rs 289 per day fixed by the government

published on : 5th October 2021

Tamil Nadu's independent poll candidates pin hopes on new-age promises

K Nandagopal, a 32-year-old differently-abled candidate from Kundalapuliyur panchayat union in Vikravandi, wants to arrange door-delivery of weekly wages for PwD workers under MGNREGA scheme.

published on : 5th October 2021

Officials in Karnataka's Gadag enlist MGNREGA workers

The gram panchayat staff have placed a box in the GP office premise, where villagers can drop a chit with their preferred job within October 30. 

published on : 5th October 2021

Belagavi: Paid less wages, allege MGNREGA workers

On Thursday, they even stages a protest in front of the gram panchayat office. 

published on : 1st October 2021
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