User: indiatogether Topic: NREGA
Category: employment-guarantee-act
Last updated: Sep 22 2017 17:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pallippad on a tree-planting drive 20.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Grama panchayat in Alappuzha initiates programme to plant 18,000-odd trees
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Funds crunch pushes job scheme into crisis again 18.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Delay in Central funds; local bodies told to spend their own
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‘Economy has to grow at 8-9% to get more people out of poverty’ 16.9.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Economist stresses importance of healthy, educated population
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What made Indira Gandhi the first among equals 15.9.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) is among India's strongest prime ministers, with Emergency being her weakest spot.
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Plea to implement job guarantee scheme 15.9.2017 Hindu: News
Urging the Union and State governments to implement the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in 42 town panchayats in the district, over 500 people under the banner All ...
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Why NREGA workers hate Aadhaar and blame Centre for 'slow poisoning' the scheme: Glimpses from Jantar Mantar 15.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
If you rue over bad pay hike, sample this: This year the NREGA workers got lowest wage hike ever, measly Re 1 in some states. It is this pay 'hike' and number of other issues for which hundreds of NREGA workers have been staging a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar since September 11. These workers, who form the first line of rural job front, are now facing a bleak future. They have now brought their struggle to the Capital and are demanding an increase in wages and work days under the NREGA scheme. Most feel that the paltry pay hike in April is just a way by the Centre to kill the scheme. They also allege that the Centre is 'diluting' the NREGA scheme through budget cuts, low wages and delay in payments. "Its like slow poison to kill the National Rural Guarantee Act (NREGA)," said activist Anuradha Talwar. The women working under the rural employment scheme complained of low wages and delays in payments in their respective states. "I get 10-15 days in a month and the payments are never on time. The wages ...
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Tripura Govt protests against cuts in MGNREGA’s share 15.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Tripura Govt protests against cuts in MGNREGA’s share
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NREGA workers continue their agitation 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
MNREGA daily wagers continued their agitation for the fourth consecutive day here on Thursday in protest against delayed wages and in support of their demand for an increase in wages.
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House tax: rural poor may get relief 14.9.2017 Hindu: News
Survey will begin soon: Lokesh
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Released on bail in bribery case, engineer ends life 13.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A 27-year-old engineer who was released on bail in a bribery case, committed suicide by setting himself on fire at Vangimalu village of Chintamani taluk on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Srinath Reddy, who was working as a junior engineer on contract basis under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Police said that he was arrested on the charge of receiving bribe during a Lokayukta raid in January 2017. He was released bail recently and was staying at his sisters house in Bengaluru.

On Tuesday night, Reddy immolated self by dousing himself with petrol. In a purported death note left by him, Srinath has stated that he had not received bribe from anyone and had been booked for the offence committed by the panchayat development officer. The mother of Reddy has lodged a complaint.

Family members said that Reddy may have been embarrassed by his arrest and hence ended his life.
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International coir fair in Oct 13.9.2017 Hindu: News
60 countries expected to participate
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‘In MP, pregnant women need Aadhaar for ambulance’ 13.9.2017 TOI: Cities
On the third day of the NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, hundreds of MNREGA rural workers gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to share concerns about hurdles caused by Aadhaar, a biometrics linked ID.
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Chhattisgarh Govt. to opt for 'employment-oriented relief work' for drought affected districts 13.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , September 12 : The Chhattisgarh government-led by Chief Minister Raman Singh asserted that it will be taking various measures to provide relief to drought-hit districts of the state.
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BJP calls Rahul a ‘failed dynast’ after his U.S. speech 12.9.2017 Hindu: National
In his interaction with students of the University of California in Berkeley, he argued that India is being run by dynasties and cited the examples of the Samajwadi Party and the DMK and even Bollywood.
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MGNREGA workers protest poor payment 12.9.2017 Hindu: News
Workers unite against discrepancies and loopholes
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‘Centralisation, focus on tech undermining MGNREGA’ 11.9.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
Concerns flagged over delay in wages, absence of grievance redressal
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MGNREGA workers launch agitation over delayed wages 11.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hundreds of daily wagers on Monday launched an agitation here to protest against delayed and stagnant wages given under the MGNREGA scheme and demand timely release of and increase in wages.
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Disgusted villagers plant paddy saplings on road 11.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Disgusted villagers plant paddy saplings on road
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Tripura CPI-M to protest against cut in Centre's share in MGNREGA 9.9.2017 Zee News : States
"In the current fiscal year (2017-18), the government of India has sharply reduced its share of allocation of funds, due to which the state can provide work for maximum 42 days this year."
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Tripura CPI-M to protest against cut in Centre's share in MGNREGA 9.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The ruling CPI-M in Tripura will launch an agitation to protest against the "sharp reduction" in the allocation of funds by the Centre for the flagship rural jobs scheme -- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), party leaders said on Saturday.
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