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35% of work under scheme meant for migrant workers went to MGNREGA -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard The tentative data sourced from the GKRA website shows that since June, around 1.10 million works have been completed under the campaign. Much of the Rs 10,000-crore extra allocation for the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan (GKRA), an employment scheme for migrants thrown adrift by the sudden lockdown in March, will be spent on works done through the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and rural housing project....

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Over 9 crore employed under MGNREGA in 2020, the highest since enactment in 2008 by UPA govt

-National Herald The numbers show that it has come to the rescue of India’s rural workforce as the country battles one of its worst phases of economic slowdown and unemployment Over 9 crore persons living in rural parts of the country found informal work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2020 till October, a Right to Information (RTI) reply seen by NH has revealed. The rural workers...

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Journalist reporting on NREGA work ‘attacked’ by village head, sons -Asad Rehman

-The Indian Express The family of journalist Vinay Tiwari, a resident of the same village, said he works for a local news channel, Bundelkhand Times TV, and contributes to daily newspapers. Lucknow: A 40-year-old journalist was assaulted, allegedly by the village head and her sons, when he went to report on MGNREGA work at Dhaura village in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday. Two of the accused have been...

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Can the right to work be made real in India? -G Sampath

-The Hindu It can be made workable if there is political will and fiscal resources As economies around the world struggle to recover from the double whammy of a pandemic and a lockdown, unemployment is soaring. In India, the land of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the promise of jobs and the politics of unemployment have a long history. Can a citizen demand work as a right, and...

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AP sees major rise in MGNREGA work amid pandemic, Rs 10.52 crore wages pending -Jahnavi Reddy More than 3 lakh families have already completed the 100 guaranteed workdays under the scheme, according to a report based on data from April to September. More than 3.3 lakh new job cards have been issued this year in Andhra Pradesh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme (MGNREGA), a recent report has revealed. The report, which looks at the implementation of the MGNREGA scheme during the six-month...

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