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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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MGNREGA Workers on strike for one month

-The Pioneer Ranchi (Jharkhand): The employees engaged under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) continued their pen down strike on 29th day in the State. Around 5000 MGNREGA Workers are on strike demanding regularization of the services and better pay package. State Rural development minister Alamgir Alam who is presently home quarantine after some of his cabinet colleagues tested corona positive, on several occasions had urged the workers to return...

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In less than five months of FY21, NREGA demand at all-time high -Harikishan Sharma

-The Indian Express This is the highest demand the scheme has seen since its inception in 2006-07, an analysis of data available on the MGNREGA portal shows. The demand for work under the MGNREGA has soared to an all-time high, with about 5.53 crore households availing the rural job guarantee scheme in just four-and a-half months of the current financial year. This is the highest demand the scheme has seen since its inception...

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MGNREGA Work demand drops in July 2020 as labourers get jobs in farms -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard Despite the drop, however, demand is almost 71% more than July 2019 After seeing a surge in May and June, demand for work under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) tapered a bit in July as casual labourers returned to work in farms for sowing kharif crops. However, demand was still much higher compared to the previous years, underlining the scheme’s vital role in providing employment to the rural poor,...

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