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MGNREGA workers in Jharkhand demand increase in wages and number of days of guaranteed work

-Press release by NREGA Watch (Jharkhand) dated 2nd February, 2019 Thousands of NREGA workers across Jharkhand spilled to the streets today to express their anger at the continued denial of their entitlements. In over 30 blocks of the state, workers raised their voice against the abysmal wage rate, acute shortage of work, increasing delays in payment of wages, and violation of several other rights. They also demanded work and submitted grievances...

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MGNREGA labourers face deletion of registration

-The Pioneer DALTONGANJ (Ranchi): Can name of registered MGNREGA labourer be deleted without his/her consent? MGNREG Act says no. However the scene is frequent at Manika and Barwadeeh blocks in Latehar district. Information suggests that as many as 152 deletions have taken place in Manika while 130 deletion in barwadeeh block which has caused non-payment of wages of these and several other MGNREGA labourers. These labouers claimed to have worked for six months...

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Budget 2018 talks big on rural economy and agriculture. But where is the money? -Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

-Scroll.in Many crucial schemes have been allocated less than last time and what the finance minister announced in Parliament. Arun Jaitley invoked Swami Vivekananda to drive home the point that the Budget for 2018-’19, which he presented on Thursday, was aimed at helping rural India and farmers. “Let her arise – out of the peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of the fisherman. Let her spring from the...

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Among other things, Govt. should pay MGNREGA wages without delay, says letter to the FM from activists

  Protesting social activists at Jantar Mantar (Delhi), who are fighting for better working conditions of MGNREGA workers, have recently shot off two demand letters – one addressed to the Finance Minister of India and the other to the Secretary of Department of Rural Development at the MoRD. The letter addressed to the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, dated 13 September, 2017, has been signed by eminent activists including Nikhil Dey,...

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Rural job wage delay

-The Telegraph New Delhi: Four in every five workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act do not get wages on time because of "flawed guidelines", a study released today found. Although the 100-day job scheme provides for payment of compensation of 0.05 per cent of the Unpaid Wages per day for the period of delay, nearly 33 per cent of the workers do not get any compensation while 47...

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