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Activists disappointed with MGNREGA wage revision -Sumit Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu ‘Not paying minimum wages amounts to forced labour’ VISAKHAPATNAM: The Human Rights Forum (HRF) and Samalochana Association expressed their disappointment over the quantum of increase in the wage rate of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “The increase in wages by a meagre ₹8, from the existing ₹237 to ₹245 a day, is measly and amounts to mere eyewash. We are concerned about...

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Chhattisgarh No 1 in providing employment under MGNREGA

-TheFederal.com West Bengal holds second rank, Assam and Bihar third, and Odisha fourth The Chhattisgarh government said on Saturday the state ranks first in the country for providing employment under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). Chhattisgarh has created employment of 16.06 crore man-days so far in 2020-21, against the target of 15 crore man-days set by the Centre, the state said. Please click here to read more. ...

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MGNREGA emerges as important source of employment during pandemic -Ravi S Singh

-The Tribune Under the programme, 344 crore person-days employment generated so far this financial year; 1.69 crore new job cards New Delhi: The flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) emerged as a crucial source of employment to wage seekers in the country, especially the returnee migrant labourers, during the Covid-induced national lockdown. The highest ever 344 crore person-days employment has been generated so far this financial year (2020-21). It is...

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From Modi To Sitharaman, The Total About-Turn On MNREGA -Praveen Chakravarty

-NDTV.com In February 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a speech in Parliament, ridiculed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) program as a symbol of the policy failures of the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh and, in his typical coarse style, taunted that he would bleed the program to a slow death. Exactly six years later, on February 12, 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala...

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Union Budget 2021-22 has slashed funds for ICDS, mid-day meal scheme, MGNREGA & maternity entitlements

-Press released by Right to Food Campaign dated 3rd February, 2021 In its press release dated 3rd February, 2021, Right to Food Campaign has stated that the Union Budget 2021-22 reduced financial allocations for crucial social security schemes such as the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), midday meals, maternity entitlements, and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Please click here to access the press release. Kindly click here, here, here...

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