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

me to workers and non-revision of daily wage rates, among other things, have kept the poor away from the programme in many states. When the notified daily wage rates under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee (2005) Act (MGNREGA) for 2019-20 was announced on 26th March 2019, it became clear that the existing wage rates were not revised (viz. as compared to 2018-19) in the states of Goa (Rs. 254), Karnataka (Rs. 249), Kerala (Rs. 271)

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Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis? -Basant Kumar Mohanty

and become more commonplace during the last five years, according to officials familiar with employment data. Consider this: Demand for work under the national job scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), was at its highest in the 2018-19 fiscal. Started in 2006 to provide a fallback employment source to vulnerable groups in rural India, the scheme guaranteeing up to 100 days of unskilled work to every household ha

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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (Newsclick.in)

s were unprecedented. Right now, climate change is a very important issue. Again, climate change is man-made over a long period of time. * How do you evaluate the impact of Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) scheme on the rural poor? The MGNREGA scheme is a very good programme. But it should include skilled jobs also. For example, women working in an anganwadi or a crèche, they should also be covered under it. Th

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Callous disdain for the wasted lives of the poor

he MGNREGA is that the NDA denies that there is a jobs crisis Given the fact that a significant amount of jobs has been lost by casual rural workers in the recent past, the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act gains added significance. It is supposed to provide 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every adult in a household who is willing to do unskilled manual work. Hence, the MGNREGA provides a legal entitlement to

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MGNREGA wages fall below minimum wage in 34 states, Union Territories -Shalini Nair

fied minimum wages since 2009, when both were brought on a par for the first time. New Delhi: FOLLOWING THE lowest increase since its inception, wages being paid under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Scheme (MGNREGA) have fallen below the minimum wage in 34 of the 35 states and union territories. Data shows that this is the maximum recorded divergence between the Centre-notified MGNREGA wages and the state-notified minimum wages si

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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

services, which is produced by various sectors of the economy. When money becomes available in the hands of rural workers due to government spending on programmes such as Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), it generates demand for commodities. The production of commodities generates additional demand for credit, raw material and workers. The wages paid to the newly recruited workers creates further effective demand i

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Rural distress and demand up, NREG gets lowest wage hike for 2019-20 -Shalini Nair

ily wage hike of between Re 1 and Rs 5. New Delhi: For the year 2019-20, the Ministry of Rural Development notified state-wise wages for unskilled manual workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National rural employment Guarantee Act which translate to a 2.16 per cent average annual hike — the lowest ever. So with effect from April 1, rural NREG labourers in six states and Union territories will see no annual increase in their daily wages this fina

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Why linking MGNREGA payments to Aadhaar is a mistake -Debmalya Nandy

apply Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act to the payments of MGNREGA remuneration, which in no way seem to be in accordance with the guidelines of the Act The payments of wages in MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi rural employment Guarantee Scheme) are done through  the Aadhaar Payments Bridge (APB) using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) systems. Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act has been applied to MGNREGA which enables the Central and state governments to establ

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