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User: indiatogether Topic: NREGA
Category: employment-guarantee-act
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 20:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Jean Dreze: Last-mile hurdles in NREGA payments puncture India’s techno-utopian delusions 19.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
‘We are still very far from financial inclusion in the full sense of the term,’ the economist says in the foreward to a new report on delays in NREGA payments.
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Bihar’s migrant workers are returning to cities as rural employment schemes fall short 20.10.2020 Scroll.in
Many complain that payments under MGNREGS have been delayed for months.
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Deepika Padukone, Other Actors On Fake Rural Job Cards In Madhya Pradesh 17.10.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone works as a migrant labourer in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district - or so MNREGA job cards carrying her photograph would have you believe
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‘No matter how centralising Modi is, he will need states’: Yamini Aiyar on federalism after 2014 17.10.2020 Scroll.in
The president and chief executive of Centre for Policy Research on the differences between accounting and accountability in the Indian state.
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Modi running his govt in atmosphere of 'fear': Sonia 3.10.2020 Rediff: News
On Gandhi Jayanti, she also invoked the Father of the Nation, to assail the government which, she claimed, swears by his name but demolishes his ideals through its actions.
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CPI (M) protests 20.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
CPI (M) protests
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Over 86 Lakh New Job Cards Issued During Current Fiscal So Far: Centre 18.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Over 86.81 lakh new job cards have been issued during the current fiscal year (FY) so far as compared to 36,64,368 job cards issued during the same period in FY 2019-20, the Ministry of Rural...
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Raghuvansh Singh: An astute lawmaker 13.9.2020 Rediff: News
It was under his stewardship of the Union Rural Development Ministry that NREGA, the flagship rural livelihood scheme, was implemented.
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Raghuvansh Singh, Who Quit Lalu Yadav's Party Days Ago, Dies In Delhi 13.9.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Singh, who quit Lalu Yadav's party days ago, dies
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Day After Leaving Lalu Yadav's Party, Top Leader Writes To Nitish Kumar 11.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A day after leaving Lalu Yadav's party RJD, former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh wrote to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seeking extension of MGNREGA benefits to the farm sector, a step...
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After quitting RJD, Raghuvansh reaches out to Nitish 11.9.2020 Rediff: News
In his letter to Kumar, the veteran leader has made a series of suggestions including an amendment in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, bringing Lord Buddha's begging bowl from Kabul and hoisting tricolor at Vaishali, the land of world's first Republic.
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End of an era in Bihar politics 10.9.2020 Rediff: News
It is now a different time in Bihar. It is a different place -- one in which Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's options are very limited, notes Aditi Phadnis.
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‘People are skipping meals’: 68% of households in phone survey say income has fallen since lockdown 3.9.2020 Scroll.in
There is an urgent need to universalise the public distribution system and ensure timely payment of NREGA wages.
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RD&PR minister takes stock of complaints in social media regarding MGNREGS 2.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
RD&PR minister takes stock of complaints in social media regarding MGNREGS
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Biswajit makes surprise visit at MGNREGA work site 2.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Biswajit makes surprise visit at MGNREGA work site
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As joblessness soars with lockdown, rural jobs scheme is failing to help families overcome distress 23.8.2020 Scroll.in
The scheme guarantees rural families 100 days of work a year. Many are close to exhausting their quota.
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India’s Thar desert is turning green. That isn’t a good thing 22.8.2020 Scroll.in
The trend is also linked to recent locust outbreaks, as large quantities of vegetation provide food for locust swarms.
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Cricketer who lifted Blind World Cup 2018 sells veggies in Ahmedabad 21.8.2020 Surat News, Latest Surat News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
Naresh Tumda was amongst the playing 11 in Indian blind cricket team that lifted Blind World Cup on March 20, 2018 after chasing a challenging target of 308 runs set by Pakistan at Sharjah. Two years later, the cricketer's cup of woes has brimmeth over as Covid-19 crisis has forced him to sell vegetables at Jamalpur market in Ahmedabad.
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Counterview: Information available on Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna Portal does not violate privacy 20.8.2020 Scroll.in
A response to an article on Scroll.in
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Jharkhand: CM Hemant Soren launches job scheme for unskilled workers in urban areas 15.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The chief minister said if the government failed to provide a job within the given time, it will give the applicants an unemployment allowance.
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