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Geo-tagging of MGNREGA assets reach the one crore landmark -Arindam De /Bijin Jose

y Each year a huge number of rural assets are created under MGNREGA. Ministry of Rural Development achieved a milestone today by successfully geotagging one crore assets created under flagship rural employment program MGNREGA. The geotagged assets have been shared in public domain. Each year a huge number of rural assets are created under MGNREGA. Since it started in 2006-07, more than 2.8 crore assets have been reportedly created. That make

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Inadequate Pensions Leave India's Elderly No Choice But To Work -Kinjal Sampat & Nandini Dey

ion scheme for the aged–irritated her. She explained that she was indeed a beneficiary but did not want to be one. Local officials had refused to give her work under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA, the law that governs the key central government employment guarantee programme) since she received Rs 500 a month as pension under the scheme. In a clear violation of MGNREGA, Kamla Devi was informed that the pe

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MGNREGA clean-up leaves many jobless in Jharkhand -Sanjoy Dey

-Hindustan Times Ranchi: Jharkhand’s bureaucrats have denied thousands of farm workers their legally mandated livelihoods under the guise of plugging leakages in the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), say activists. Earlier this month, HT reported that the ministry of rural development had cancelled 93 lakh MGNREGA job cards — of which 2.67 lakh cards were from Jharkhand — to weed out duplicates

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NREGA dilution finger at Centre

rofessor Jayati Ghosh, who teaches economics at JNU, Ankita Agrawal, an independent researcher, and Kamayani Swamy, a member of the central employment guarantee council of the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), said the non-release of funds was discouraging workers. Ghosh said the arrears for the work done in 2016-17 was Rs 11,000 crore. "The Centre is not releasing the funds, delaying wage payment on time, which

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Rs 9,124 crore pending payments under MGNREGA -Rosamma Thomas

-The Times of India JAIPUR: Across the country, payments worth Rs 9,124 crore are yet to be paid for work done in the 2016-17 financial year under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). This comes at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created incentive schemes for rewarding those using the digital payment platform. Only days ago, 20-year-old Maharashtra student Shradha Mengshette was surprised to win Rs1 c

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Non-payment of due MGNREGA wages recurred in 2016-17

ere to access  How tech is undoing NREGA in Jharkhand, The Times of India, 16 February, 2017, please click here to access  Direct Benefit Transfer System for Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme, Ministry of Rural Development, please click here to access      Image Courtesy: MKSS

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MGNREGA job cards cancelled to meet Aadhaar-linking targets: Jean Dreze -Saubhadra Chatterji

remarks come amid a political row over the government’s attempt to expand the mandatory use of the country’s unique identity scheme. The scheme, launched under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act, ensures employment to the rural population through one job card to each family. “In some states, for instance, Jharkhand and Karnataka, large numbers of job cards have been cancelled because NREGA functionaries wer

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The politics and economics of farm loan waivers -R Sukumar

nd everyone else by returning to power in the 2009 parliamentary elections, largely on the back of a Rs70,000 crore farm-loan waiver it announced in 2008. That waiver, and the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme—a job guarantee programme that promised 100 days of employment a year to at least one adult from every poor rural household—helped India through the 2008 financial crisis. The rural economy continued to shine

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Aadhaar trouble: How a woman's wages under MGNREGA were transferred to someone else's account -Rajendran Narayanan, Sakina Dhorajiwala & Sabhil Nath Paikra

ication for this seemingly draconian measure is unclear. The Supreme Court, in October 2015, also allowed the voluntary use of Aadhaar card for labourers to get wages under Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme. However, block and district level administrative staff in various states, under pressure from the top, have been on an overdrive to enrol people under Aadhaar. Several MGNREGA beneficiaries have reported that they hav

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Job creation is a major challenge before the govt.

as Make-in-India, Digital India, Skill India, Start-up India, etc., apart from spending on public schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) scheme, and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).  References: Lok Sabha List of Question

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