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No change in MGNREGA wage rates observed between 2018-19 and 2019-20 for 4 states & 2 UTs

18 and -1.59 percent in July 2018. The real wage rate of rural men in farm occupations grew (on a Y-o-Y basis) by 2.31 percent in December, 2018. That alert also mentions that  the average daily Real Wage Rates for rural men in agricultural occupations (12 in numbers) grew by -1.76 percent in 2015-16 (viz. Year-on-Year growth), 1.49 percent in 2016-17, 1.65 percent in 2017-18 and a meagre 0.25 percent in 2018-19 (April-December, 2018).  

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Rural distress is real: Negative monthly growth of Real Wage Rates witnessed in rural areas for 9 consecutive months, starting from November 2017

ash;as the fiscal multiplier is popularly known—depends upon a household's marginal propensity to consume (MPC). Many economists and journalists have recently stated that the growth rate of Real Wage Rates in the countryside has been declining, which indicates deepening of agrarian crisis and rural distress. A contraction of the rural economy is also happening due to the stagnation in real wages. Calculations done by the Inclusive Media

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Job scheme in decline -Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta

dquo; Secondly, the wage rate of around Rs.125 a day on a “piece rate” basis is grossly inadequate today. “Market wages are steadily increasing. Unless you ask for an increase in Real Wage Rates, people may feel the brunt of stagnating wages. The Act should be linked with the Minimum Wages Act in every State. Right now the Central government reserves the right to set wage rates. Adding to the problem, daily wage rates are not allo

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Why This Attack on MGNREGA?

participation (40% of those on the worksites are women) has contributed to a degree of women's empowerment; and a modest tightening of the rural labour market has taken place, contributing to higher Real Wage Rates and reservation wages. These are major achievements by any standard and stand testimony to the value of the MGNREGA. There are indeed many major problems in the design and administration of the programme. Corruption occurs; at times,

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Rural prosperity no mirage; real rural wages have grown 6.8% each year in last 4 years-A Gulati and AK Jena

at it from a simpler and more transparent prism. Instead of going through the consumption route and measuring the calorie intake, as most poverty analysts do, we simply ask: what is happening to the Real Wage Rates in farming where landless labour is working? Since the largest mass of poor people is in rural areas, and they are the landless agricultural labourers, knowing about their real wages is critical to have an idea about probable ch

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The social question, who cares? by Jan Breman

ke off — the rate of employment growth declined significantly and whatever increase took place was nearly exclusively within the informal economy. There has been a similar fall in the growth of Real Wage Rates. As worrisome as the drop in the quantitative growth of employment was that no improvement has occurred in the quality of employment. More and more formal sector workers could hold on to their job only by accepting informalisation of their

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Unemployment

India. In this paper, trends in rural wages are assessed along the Lewis continuum through wage rates data. •    The results of the present study show a clear rising trend in Real Wage Rates since 1995, and then accelerating from 2007 onwards in developed states like Punjab, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. Less participation in public works program in Punjab and Haryana also indicates no surplus labor. This confirms that at least deve

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