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After the initial euphoria, Modi government has created widespread despondency

May 27, 2016 12:02 am

During elections, PM Modi had made huge claims about our “demographic dividend” and had promised 100 million jobs in manufacturing by 2022

Supreme Court pulls up Centre over delay in payment under MGNREGA

May 14, 2016 2:19 am

The apex court said it was extremely unfortunate that the government had no provision for providing compensation to the workers, and it was regrettable that it cleared the pending wage bill for 2015-16 only during the pendency of the case.

Unseeing the drought

May 05, 2016 12:01 am

The suffering of millions does not create public outrage, much less government accountability.

May Day protest: Why MGNREGA workers in Jharkhand are returning Rs 5 to PM Modi

May 01, 2016 10:45 am

In April this year, the Centre revised the MGNREGA wage across states with some, such as West Bengal and Assam have been hiked by Rs 2 and Rs 3 respectively.


April 30, 2016 12:01 am

Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.

Poll-bound states report surge in MGNREGA job numbers

April 28, 2016 2:45 am

Drought-hit Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat among poor performers.

Planning for drought: Apr-Jun will be peak quarter for MGNREGA

April 28, 2016 2:40 am

A month into the current financial year, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has already exhausted over half of this earmarked amount. And by end-June, not even a quarter may be left.

Gujarat govt banks on MGNREGA for employment in water-scarce villages

April 22, 2016 3:41 am

The government said this water would be kept reserved for drinking purposes till June 30, after which it would be released for other use, including irrigation.

Withdrawing the lifeline

April 21, 2016 4:24 am

At a time of extreme rural distress, the Centre is violating the basic provisions of the employment guarantee act

To tackle drought woes, Centre to release 55% MGNREGA funds by June

April 19, 2016 12:51 am

Of the Rs 21,000 crore expected to be released till June, this month the ministry has provided Rs 12,000 crore to the states towards payment of last year’s arrears for labour cost as well as for the month of April.