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75% households feel corruption went up, 27% say paid bribe: Study

m (PDS), electricity, health, school education, water supply , banking services, police, judicial services, land/housing and transport and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, only rural). The study by CMS, a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank set-up in 1991, estimates that households in the 13 states that were part of the study would have paid between Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,

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Job growth or number jugglery -Arun Kumar

of demonetisation and implementation of GST resulted in the loss of many jobs. There were reports of retrenchment of workers and workers migrating from urban to rural areas to seek employment under MGNREGS, and youngsters not getting jobs commensurate to their skills. With no social security, few in India can afford to remain unemployed. Many who do not get formal employment often have no option but to carry headload or push carts. Hence, the issue

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Jean Dreze, development economist and social activist, interviewed by Sagar (CaravanMagazine.in)

Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, among other things. Drèze was a member of the United Progressive Alliance government’s advisory council, which designed the NFSA and MGNREGS. He co-authored some of the essays in this book with colleagues and activist friends, including his wife, Bela Bhatia. Drèze spoke to Sagar, a web reporter at The Caravan, about the National Democratic Alliance government’s indifference

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Amid agri crisis, pain for rural India as Modi govt chokes MGNREGS funding -Khabar Lahariya & Shreehari Paliath

-Business Standard/ India Spend Delays in wage payment have been a constant throughout MGNREGS implementation Bachcha Lal’s shirt hung loosely over his frail body, exposing his sunken collarbones, as he stood outside his straw-thatched home in central Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Bundelkhand region. “They all rely on me,” he said, pointing towards his tubercular son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter. Illiterate and a landless

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Rural Distress: 9 Crore Applied For MGNREGS Work Last Year -Subodh Varma

ck.in Shrinking farm incomes, frozen wages and lack of jobs is driving people to work in the scheme for a pittance. Nearly 9 crore Indians applied for work in the rural jobs guarantee scheme (MGNREGS) in 2017-18, according to data put out by the ministry of rural development. That’s a staggering 42% of the rural work force. Of those who applied for work, some 1.4 crore persons (or about 15%) were turned back with 7.6 crore actually getting

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The Curious Case of MGNREGA wages -Harsha Pareek

adu has got the highest hike of Rs 19 per day.   Does expenditure hike address the distress? No. The dismal wage rate hike has come in the wake of record government expenditure on MGNREGS for 2018-2019 which has seen a jump of more than 37 percent from last year. The Government has announced expenditure of Rs 65,887 crore on the employment scheme for this financial year which is a hike of Rs 25,000 crore than what was spent in 2013-1

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Record government expenditure on MGNREGS underlines rural distress -Elizabeth Roche and Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com The government expenditure on MGNREGS in 2017-18 was nearly Rs. 25,000 crore more than what was spent in 2013-14 New Delhi: The national rural employment guarantee scheme saw a record expenditure of Rs63,887 crore in 2017-18, the highest since it was launched 12 years ago, showed data provided by the government on Monday. However, high demand for work from rural households in a normal monsoon year (2017) also suggests acute ru

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Labour Bureau Data Proves What Modi Govt Isn't Admitting - Demonetisation and GST Hurt Employment -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

t three quarters of 2017-18, only about half as many, or 208,576, were covered by PMEGP. Likewise, the person-days generated under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) also showed a comparative slide in the first three quarters of 2017-18 in comparison to the 23,583 lakh person-days generated in 2016-16. The figure for April to December 11, 2017 was just 16,029. While the figure for candidates placed in jo

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Nagri can't stomach DBT

aily for the rest of the money or do I try to find work?" asked the casual worker. Elderly and jobless Joseph Kerketta said he was forced to beg on the streets without subsidised ration. MGNREGS activist Jean Drèze said it was high time the government returned to the old model of ration distribution unless it could efficiently implement bank transfers. "The Nagri experiment is a disaster. A recent survey done by various socia

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For India's Farmers, Budget 2018 Is Nothing but a Hoax -Kirankumar Vissa

government, but the finance minister made it seem like Rs 10 lakh crore was being given to farmers. The announcements on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and increased allocation for MGNREGS, too, made headlines. It was later realised that both these schemes are symbols of the dysfunctionality in this government. This time round, the finance minister did not even mention the PMFBY and MGNREGS

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