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Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

ormer Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen said the job scheme wage rate is decided under the provisions of the Rural Employment Guarantee Act itself. “Its rates are lower than the minimum Wage Rates in certain states. Linking (the job scheme) to the minimum wage has been dicey. But the wage code law should be linked to the rural job scheme.” Please click here to read more.

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

full compensation amount entitled to workers, or unemployment allowance in case of denial of work. Due to the government’s unwillingness to allocate adequate funds for NREGA, the notified NREGA Wage Rates are much lower than the state-wise statutory Wage Rates. This has made NREGA work unremunerative in most parts of the country. The widespread violations of workers’ entitlements due to inade

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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

s 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 for C

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Women's labour force participation in India among the world's lowest: Oxfam -Shagun Kapil

ed workers. Across enterprise type, wage difference is less for government/public sector and public/private limited company. Large pay gaps in terms of average daily wages exist in male and female Wage Rates of casual and regular workers in rural and urban areas and the gap is narrower for regular workers in urban areas. On the other hand, for casual workers, wage gap is narrower in rural areas. Please click here to read more.

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Resources for Welfare Expenditure -Prabhat Patnaik

ent for 100 days per household to 37.5 million urban households (living in towns with population less than 1 million), the total cost, including both wages and material costs (in the ratio 50:50), at Wage Rates which vary according to skill-level, Rs.300 per day for the bottom 30 percent, Rs. 500 for the next 30 percent and Rs.700 for the next 20 percent (the top 20 percent are assumed not to avail of such work) will be Rs. 2.8 lakh crores per annum.

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Farm suicide as an indicator of agrarian crisis should be used with caution

in India: Magnitudes, Trends and Spatial patterns -K Nagaraj, Macroscan, March 2008, please click here to access  Non-agricultural jobs pay better than the agrarian ones, on average, though Wage Rates vary across different rural occupations, News alert by Inclusive Media for Change dated 24th May, 2018, please click here to access  Neither freebies nor loan waivers will reduce farmer suicides -Neeraj Kaushal, The Economic Times, 18

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MGNREGA faces fund crunch, wage payment delays, & low Wage Rates, allege civil society activists

there cannot be arbitrary cap on the budgets. However, the programme has been made supply-driven and stifled due to -- (a) Insufficient budgets, (b) Lack of timely payment of wages, and (c) Low Wage Rates, among others. Insufficient Budgets At an average cost per day person of Rs 255.08 and including pending liabilities of Rs 8707 crores from previous years, the allocation for 2018-19 should at least be Rs 74,805 crores. However, the

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Rural wage growth lowest in 3 years -Manas Chakravarty

more supply. Either way, it points to rural distress. Year-on-year growth in wages for male rural workers engaged in agricultural activities was a mere 1.67% in January. For these workers, average Wage Rates in January were lower than those last September. For non-agricultural activities, the y-o-y wage growth was slightly better, at 3.61% in January. There has been much talk about the government’s focus on building rural roads. If cons

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Non-agricultural jobs pay better than the agrarian ones, on average, though Wage Rates vary across different rural occupations

varied from Rs. 274.2 in January 2015 to Rs. 270.3 in July 2015.       Kindly click the play/ pause button of chart-1 so as to see the variation in nominal daily Wage Rates across different agricultural occupations between November 2013 and January 2018. Readers may note that in the present news alert the nominal wage rate data for various farm and non-farm occupations has been sourced from the Reserve Bank of Ind

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