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Reviving traditional harvesting systems can unlock 6,000 crore litres of water -Mohit M Rao

the KSCST reports. “We were very happy to get these detailed reports and have already requested all CEOs of districts to include the recommendations in their MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act scheme) action plans. The scheme has a budget of Rs.5,000 crore and will cover the Rs.300 crore needed for rejuvenation of these waterbodies,” said L.K. Atheeq, Principal Secretary, RDPR. Considering the work involv

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Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

). These were counter-balanced by a 0.7 percentage point increase in regular salaried work and a 0.5 percentage point increase in engagement in public works programmes such as Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Most of the decline — 23.1 percentage points out of 24.8 — came from reduced participation in agriculture and allied activities. Please click here to read more.

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Safety Net That Works -Shonar Lala

ss. Amongst these is a proposal to launch a revised NREGA 3.0, in which 150 days of employment would be guaranteed to the rural poor. Almost 15 years after it was enacted, the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) still makes waves in the news, but very little is known about its impact on the poor. Has the world’s largest workfare programme worked? To elicit a fair answer to this question begs another question. What d

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Technical glitches add to NREGA workers' despair -P Sujatha Varma

chnical glitches, coupled with government apathy, have deprived 8.6 lakh porters of their hard-earned wages worth Rs.53.8 crore in the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). “Factors that stand between the workers and their wages range from failure of the biometric authentication, problems of Aadhar seeding, migration of workers and inability and reluctance of the Branch Post

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Traditional wells to be revived in desert areas to fight water crisis -Mukesh Mathrani

-Hindustan Times Barmer district collector Himanshu Gupta said traditional water bodies will be revived under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act). Barmer: The Rajasthan government plans to revive traditional water bodies to fight drinking water crisis in drought-affected areas, officials said. In the absence of adequate monsoon rain, people have been depending on traditional water bodies in remote desert areas of w

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MGNREGA: Drought-hit India abandoned 18 lakh water works in just one year -Richard Mahapatra & Raju Sajwan

-proof as more MGNREGA projects grind to a halt Almost half of India is currently under drought; for many districts this is the second-consecutive drought. Given this, the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) should have been the key scheme to not only mitigate impacts of drought but also employ people in distress for earning. But an analysis of the performance of MGNREGA for 2018-19 shows that it has failed to be of

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The problem with cherry-picking data -Arun Kumar

nced an annual ?6,000 support to farmers owning up to five acres of land and promised insurance to workers in the unorganised sector. It has also increased allocations for the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) from ?55,000 crore to ?60,000 crore. This allocation is inadequate, but it does indicate that the government is forced to acknowledge the crisis facing the poor. To counter the argument of a crisis facing lar

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Rahul Gandhi savours rural job scheme success in Kerala tribal woman's IAS feat -KM Rakesh

dig at Narendra Modi Kalpetta (Kerala): The first tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS told Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday that her parents were beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme. Sreedhanya Suresh said her parents had educated their two children with the money they earned from the rural job guarantee scheme, started by the erstwhile UPA government, her brother Sreeraj Suresh told The Telegraph

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Extending MGNREGA to urban areas will create 50 million jobs: State Of Working India 2019 report -Ralph Alex Arakal

up to 50 million workers in small towns across the country. The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report, which was released in the city on April 16, elaborates the proposal of extending national rural employment guarantee programmes to urban areas. “India has been a leader in the implementation of employment guarantee programmes via the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNR

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Squeeze on jobs -TK Rajalakshmi

how high economic growth has not translated into better lives for the masses. The 222-page report discusses the phenomenon of deep wage inequality and its reasons, the link between inequality and rural employment, the falling female workforce participation, unpaid care work for women, labour law reforms, contract labour dynamics, forms of stigmatised employment in India, and the state of social security. The eight chapters focus on the lack of dec

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