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The pandemic has hit social auditing of MGNREGA

When a massive sum of public money is spent on a programme like Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA)--a demand-driven programme, there is likelihood of financial misappropriations and mismanagement. Thankfully there are checks and balances in the rural employment guarantee legislation to counter such malpractices. It is worth noting that the total allocation under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA) for 2020-21 was Rs. 1,11,500.00 crore (R.E.), up...

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India's unemployment rate rises to 6.9% in February: CMIE -Chitranjan Kumar Among the states, Haryana reported the highest unemployment rate of 26.4 per cent, followed by Rajasthan at 25.6 per cent and Goa at 21.1 per cent India's unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in February 2021 from 6.53 per cent in the previous month, according to latest data released by private think-tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). The data showed that unemployment rate in urban areas declined despite a...

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Explained: How Haryana farmers have tweaked protest strategy to stay put at Delhi borders for months -Sukhbir Siwach

-The Indian Express Haryana farmers' protest: The Indian Express looks at the preparations being made at ground level amid ongoing standoff between the government and farm unions. With no resolution in sight, farmers fighting against the three controversial farm laws have now started preparing themselves for a long battle. With a deep-rooted sentiment among the farmers that the struggle is meant to “save their land”, while terming it their “mother”, they seem...

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Activist Nodeep Kaur Beaten Up At Police Station, Bail Plea Alleges

-PTI/ NDTV Farmers Protest: Nodeep Kaur, the 23-year-old activist, has also claimed that her medical examination was not conducted in violation of section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Chandigarh: Labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur in her bail plea before the Punjab and Haryana High Court has claimed that she was severely beaten up at a police station after her arrest by the Sonipat police last month. The 23-year-old activist, hailing from Punjab's...

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Why Govt Ditched Due Process For Nodeep Kaur & Shiv Kumar -Anumeha Yadav A 25-year-old labour organiser from a Dalit family came to India’s attention only when the US vice-president’s niece tweeted about her incarceration. The stories of Kaur and colleague Shiv Kumar reveal the government’s discomfort with young, educated workers collectively demanding legal rights amidst an economic decline Sonipat, Haryana: Most of India first heard of Nodeep Kaur on 2 February, when Meena Harris, niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, drew global...

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