Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicMGNREGS

Topic: MGNREGS

India urgently needs Right to Work. We are in a Great Depression in slow motion

According to CMIE data, 6 crore Indians have stopped looking for work because they see no opportunity on the horizon. It’s bad news.

Modi govt stares at ‘shortage of funds’ for MGNREGS urban variant, drops idea for now

Housing and urban affairs ministry had held meetings with states during lockdown to discuss the plan, but has decided to drop it for now.

What an ‘urban NREGA’ should look like

Having eaten humble pie on NREGA, time for Narendra Modi to seriously consider Jean Dreze’s terrific proposal for urban employment.

Every day Modi govt doesn’t deposit money into people’s hands, it puts Covid fight at risk

For common Indians, Modi govt's economic packages have little meaning until they get money in their hands. And from labourers to doctors, all need cash right now.

Modi wanted to end MGNREGS. Now it’s his only tool to ride through slowdown

Under the Modi government, the MGNREGS has suddenly become both an indicator of rural stagnation as well as the proposed solution to it.

No, Modi govt’s income support scheme for farmers has not made MGNREGS redundant

The Narendra Modi government needs to take some immediate steps to improve the implementation of the MGNREGS.

97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.

Rural India has earned significantly less since the year Modi came to power, says report

The report points out that though the phase after 2014 has been labelled a period of rural distress, the gap between average growth in rural wages and rural inflation is not so significant.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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