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Demands for Grants, Finance Bill may escape scrutiny of Parliamentary panels -Shishir Sinha

ll for consideration and passage during the week starting July 15. There will also be discussions and voting on Demands for Grants for 2019-20 of three ministries — Road Transport and Highways, rural Development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Youth Affairs and Sports. After this, there will be ‘guillotining’ of Demands for Grants of all other Ministries. Then the government will move the Appropriation Bill to seek appr

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MP Raju Shetti, Maharashtra's foremost farmer leader and president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, interviewed by Ajaz Ashraf (Newsclick.in)

farmers should labour just the way animals did in the past. * But this government also promotes technology. For instance, it has formulated the concept of smart cities. They want the people in rural India to remain as they are. There are two countries – India [urban] and Bharat [rural]. The people of India are in dire need of slaves, the cost of hiring whom has risen. They want India to hire sl

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Jobless growth becomes more systemic -KP Kannan & G Raveendran

son. The rise in overall unemployment has both locational and gender dimensions. The highest unemployment rate of a severe nature was among the urban women at 10.8%; followed by urban men at 7.1%; rural men at 5.8%; and rural women at 3.8%. When we ignore the location of residence, we find that severe unemployment among men at 6.2% was higher than among women at 5.7%. However, given the sharp decline

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Study puts MGNREGS in Punjab under scanner -Rajeev Khanna

ty report A high incidence of illiteracy, low levels of education, a major lack of awareness and dependence on Panchayat members and sarpanches have led the much-publicised Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to fail in Punjab. The scheme generated only 20.23 average days' employment a year in the largely agrarian state, against the mandated 100 days, according to a recent study. Only 1.64 per cent beneficiary hou

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Finance Minister Ignores Fundamental Rights of Women Farmers to Inherit Land -Naresh Chandra Saxena

-TheWire.in Why asset redistribution is superior to income redistribution. Land and labour are two basic factors needed by rural people for income generation. While women have always played a key role in agricultural production, their importance both as workers and as farm managers has been growing in the last two decades as more men move to non-farm jobs – leading to an increased feminisation of agriculture. However, ownership of lan

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CSOs are unhappy with the way the Economic Survey 2018-19 & the Union Budget 2019-20 dealt with MGNREGA

ion for Employment Guarantee (PAEG) dated 9 July, 2019 Even as many parts of the county suffer from drought, the new government at the centre has allocated a mere Rs 60,000 crores for the National rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) for the ongoing financial year. This is Rs 1,084 crore less than the revised budget estimate for 2018-19. Expenditure would have been much higher last year had the government met the full demand for work and made tim

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Jal Shakti ministry needs to make urgent course corrections for paradigm shift in water management -Mihir Shah

look at the management of our water resources and water supply in an integrated and holistic manner.” The main water-related announcement in the budget is of “piped water supply to all rural households by 2024”. The FM has rightly spoken of a “focus on integrated demand and supply side management of water at the local level, including source sustainability and management of household wastewater for reuse in agriculture&rdquo

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Budget 2019: A pro-farmer slant but just a field of dreams -Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com * FM vows to invest widely in agriculture infrastructure, but offers little to revive rural income and demand * In terms of new schemes, the budget announced Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for the fisheries sector and another to boost traditional industries In March 2018, Rakesh Sangwan, 27, a farmer in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri, stopped watering his tomato plants. The crop slowly withered away and, subsequently, it

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Funds for education of SCs, STs slashed in Budget, say rights groups

rment, the nodal ministry, has been “significantly reduced” compared to last year, it was stated. “Other critical ministries with downward trend of allocations in SC development are rural Development, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, and Drinking Water and Sanitation. From the Scheduled Tribe perspective, the critical ministries of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Drinking Water and Sanitation are the biggest losers, whereas

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Economic Survey's Call for MGNREGA to Become 'rural Distress Indicator' a Nod to Jobs Crisis?

plement direct benefit transfer and Aadhaar-linked payments when it comes to workers' wages. New Delhi: In tacit acceptance of the sudden surge in demand for jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) following the demonetisation move of the government in 2016, the Economic Survey (released this July 4) has called for using the scheme as an indicator of rural distress

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