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Is MGNREGA in danger of running aground because of insufficient allocations in the COVID-19 pandemic? -Debmalya Nandy

-Gaon Connection As against the current allocation of Rs 101,500 crore towards MGNREGA this financial year, there is a need for an additional allocation of Rs 100,000 crore towards the programme to meet the work demands of rural population. As of August 24, the Government of India is left with about Rs 45,000 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), and there are still seven months to go in...

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MGNREGA: Today and tomorrow -Sunita Narain

-Down to Earth The programme can provide a safety net for the poor, not just in COVID-19 times, but for times to come In these darkest days of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — when jobs and economies have collapsed — 56 million households got work in the past three months and these jobs provided relief. This was under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which perhaps is the...

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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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Migrants back, women’s share in NREGS dips to 8-year low -Harikishan Sharma

-The Indian Express An analysis of data available on the NREGS portal till August 24 shows that the share of women is the lowest since 2013-14 (52.82 per cent), from when the numbers are currently available. AMID THE Covid outbreak, the share of women in total person-days of work generated under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has dipped to an eight-year low of 52.46 per cent during the first five...

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MGNREGA average income doubled in April-July -Elizabeth Roche

-Livemint.com The April-July period typically sees 25% greater work execution (in terms of person-days) under the scheme compared with the rest of the fiscal, thereby aiding rural income, the Crisil report said The average income per person per month under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) doubled to ₹1,000 in the first four months of this fiscal from ₹509 in the previous year, ratings and research agency Crisil said...

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