User: Genecampaign Topic: economy
Category: labour :: employment-guarantee-act
Last updated: Jun 23 2020 13:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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COVID-19 can reset wrongs done to invisible millions 23.6.2020 Rediff: News
'The Modi government must create conditions to integrate millions into the rural economy as many migrants are certainly not going to return to live an undignified life,' notes Ramesh Menon.
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PM launches employment scheme for migrant workers 20.6.2020 Rediff: News
Launching the scheme, Modi said during the nationwide lockdown, the talent from cities returned to villages and it will now give a boost to development of rural areas. The 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' will be implemented on a mission mode in 125 days in 116 districts of six states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha -- that received the maximum numbers of migrant workers back.
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Demand vs reality:Sorry state of affairs under MGNREGA 10.6.2020 Rediff: Business
Against guaranteed 100 days of work, the national average is 50. The national average has crossed 50 days only once in the last four years.
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Modi must give Indians the capacity to reach 2021 5.6.2020 Rediff: News
'All parties and the government acknowledge that there we are in trouble and there is more trouble ahead,' observes Aakar Patel.
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Returning migrants: Boon or bane for states? 29.5.2020 Rediff: Business
For states like West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, where migration is high, the return of workers could be as much an opportunity as a liability. All states have launched portals to register migrant workers; additional fields like nature of employment and remuneration in the past 2-3 years are being added to help in skill mapping.
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'Not one rupee has come to states to fight COVID' 29.5.2020 Rediff: News
'The stimulus packages, sector reliefs, loans etc are coming to industry, but state governments have not got any money from GST, no money from excise, no money from any income source.'
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State govt chalking out plan to help migrant workers 19.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
State govt chalking out plan to help migrant workers
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Govt to privatise non-strategic PSUs 18.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
Govt to privatise non-strategic PSUs
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Govt package only worth Rs 3.22 lakh cr: Cong 17.5.2020 Rediff: News
Congress' senior spokesperson Anand Sharma Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must 'walk the talk' and announce the measures required by giving money in the hands of the poor and small and medium enterprises to help reboot the economy.
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Govt's piece-meal approach not enough to help migrants 15.5.2020 Rediff: Business
There was no announcement from the government on guaranteeing a minimum basic income, which is the need of the hour. The announcements on portability of ration cards and affordable rental housing to workers are for the long and medium terms. Migrant workers need immediate relief.
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'After migrants, COVID-19 crisis to hit middle class' 9.5.2020 Rediff: News
'The government will have to provide something for migrant workers or 'Farmers will still survive because they will eat what they produce.' 'What will the rest of the people do? What will happen to them?'omething else like that or else you will see some huge uprising or unrest.'
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'Middle class has a selfish attitude' 7.5.2020 Rediff: News
'Oh god, these workers will now spread the virus! Their only concern was to think about themselves.' 'The middle class was only concerned with flattening the curve of coronavirus and they were not bothered about how these workers live in one room with 10 people or 20 people.'
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44,251 get jobs since resumption of works under MGNREGA 4.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
44,251 get jobs since resumption of works under MGNREGA
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Cash transferred in a/cs of poor during lockdown: Govt 14.4.2020 Rediff: News
To kick-start the work under MGNREGA after the lockdown is lifted, the government has already prepared plans and states have also submitted their work plans.
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Trump steps up to fight COVID-19; cases cross 1,00,000 28.3.2020 Rediff: News
Trump has roped in Army Corps of Engineers to build hospitals all over the country, activated the ready reserve components of the Armed Forces and invoked the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to accept, perform and prioritise federal contracts for ventilators.
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Budget: MGNREGA funds cut by 13% 1.2.2020 Rediff: Business
Sources in the Rural Development Ministry said the actual expenditure incurred in 2020-21 will be higher than the allocated funds and it will at least be at par with this year's total estimated expenditure of MGNREGS.
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Champhai bags MGNREGA award 26.12.2019 The Assam Tribune
Champhai bags MGNREGA award
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Assam ahead of other states in MGNREGA implementation 5.12.2019 The Assam Tribune
Assam ahead of other states in MGNREGA implementation
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DoNER targets over 200 projects worth Rs 3,000 cr in NE 20.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
DoNER targets over 200 projects worth Rs 3,000 cr in NE
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Department of Posts must leverage technology to strengthen Digital India-Ravi Shankar Prasad 1.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The annual Heads of Circles Conference held at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir from 29th to 31st July 2019 adopted a 100 Days Action Plan and a five-year vision to align the Department of Posts with the Prime Minister’s “New India” initiative.
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