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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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AP sees major rise in MGNREGA Work amid pandemic, Rs 10.52 crore wages pending -Jahnavi Reddy

-TheNewsMinute.com 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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Bihar asks Centre to hike its MGNREGA labour budget -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu 20% of people demanding work have been denied; even higher on ground, say workers. Having run through 74% of its labour budget under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) at the halfway point of the year, and expecting the demand to go up still further in a pandemic year, Bihar has asked the Centre for an additional six crore persondays of work to be added to its...

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Most unmet demand in MGNREGA Work has been found in Uttar Pradesh (27%), Madhya Pradesh (22%) and Bihar (20%), finds People's Action for Employment Guarantee

-Press Note by People's Action for Employment Guarantee dated September 10th, 2020 MGNREGA during the pandemic and beyond: Implementation highlights, concerns and questions and demands for parliamentarians We are confronting an unprecedented crisis in the history of modern India. On the one hand, the increasing number of COVID cases point to a dubious distinction for India on the world stage. On the other hand, the unplanned lockdown has resulted in a massive...

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Nearly 18.2% households in Bihar demanded MGNREGA Work in the current financial year (till Aug 31st) but did not receive it, shows a recent tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee

-Third MGNREGA tracker by Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG), released on 4th September, 2020 The latest tracker of the Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG) focuses on the state of implementation of MGNREGA in Bihar. The state has witnessed devastating floods that have affected the lives and livelihoods of numerous residents of Bihar. In addition, the state government itself admits to the return of nearly 18 lakh migrant workers back...

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