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NREGS job spike because of housing scheme: Government -Subodh Ghildiyal

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Eight key states logged a massive increase in demand for work under the job guarantee scheme MGNREGA this fiscal, an increase that is seen as astronomical in the history of the programme. Three other states saw high demand during the earlier part of the year but have registered a sharp fall in later months. Still, the annual demand for work under MGNREGA is projected to stay below or, at best, touch the levels of 2016-17. Curious is the story of MGNREGA

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Huge push likely for MGNREGS rural jobs scheme in 2018 -Yatish Yadav

-The New Indian Express NEW DELHI: The last full Budget of the NDA government is likely to give a major push to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) by earmarking more funds for it. Sources said Budget 2018-19 will allocate around 20 per cent more for the rural jobs scheme compared to last year. The flagship scheme, started by Manmohan Singh’s UPA regime, is benefiting about 11 crore active workers in r

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The challenges of making public policy -Tadit Kundu

ld of poverty eradication, rural employment guarantee and overall social development. Consider the problem of alleged corruption in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). In its bid to prevent officials from siphoning off wages meant for MGNREGS workers, the government stated processing payments through banks and post offices. By separating the payment agency from the ag

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Impact of MGNREGS: household income on rise, and so is agricultural productivity -Jitendra

a range of water conservation measures. Once ridiculed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the flagship scheme for rural employment, Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), has been praised by his own government for helping in increasing rural household income. It has not only helped in increasing groundwater table in the last one decade, but also agriculture productivity, mainly cereals and vegetables and fodders.

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Less than 1% get 100 days' work under MGNREGS

-The Times of India BHUBANESWAR: There are more than 62 lakh families in the state registered under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), but less than one per cent, or around 6,000, get the full quota of 100 days' work. The job scheme which has been running in the state since February 2006 provides a guarantee of 100 days of work in a financial year to rural households. If the government fails to facilita

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Modifying MGNREGA can alleviate India's farming crisis -Shreoshee Mukherjee

eby, the profitability. A randomised evaluation in Andhra Pradesh found that the increase in wages for unskilled labour was driven by higher wages from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS). An effort needs to be made to evaluate whether modifying the NREGS to provide farmers with labour wage subsidies instead of the guaranteed 100 days of minimum wages to the labourers, may help reduce the

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Wages worth Rs 3,066 crore unpaid under MGNREGS in 19 states -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Even after an order by the Supreme Court, the government has not released the payments The flagship scheme for rural employment generation, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), is facing severe fund crunch this year, resulting in unpaid dues of Rs 3,066 crore in wage payments in 19 states. Around 87 per cent of the scheme’s budget for this year has already by exhausted. A civil society group called Narega sangharsh Morcha (NSM) ha

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85% MNREGS wages paid in time this fiscal: Ministry

preconditions for getting employment under the scheme. New Delhi: The Centre is taking steps to ensure timely payment of wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), out of which 85 per cent of wages have already been paid this fiscal, an official statement said. According to the statement released by the rural development ministry yesterday, there are no preconditions, including linking of Aadhaar to bank

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Job scheme funds frozen -ASRP Mukesh

-The Telegraph Ranchi: Over six lakh people engaged in jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Jharkhand have not got their daily wages since September 15, the backlog on Tuesday standing at an estimated Rs 155 crores, making it a dim Diwali for the state's poorest. The onus of this lies on Jharkhand as the Centre has withheld funds as the state government has not yet handed over its utilisation re

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Indian economy in a tailspin: What went wrong -Asit Ranjan Mishra and Gireesh Chandra Prasad

upport price (MSP) of selected farm products slowed dramatically to 3.5% per year from an average of around 8% earlier. After 2014, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), which assures 100 days of manual work a year to at least one member of every village household, became resource-driven rather than demand-driven. Less focus on MGNREGS, especially during the two cons

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