Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicNREGA

Topic: NREGA

Controversial order to split MNREGA payments on caste lines withdrawn after states object

Social justice ministry noted that its field report indicated a deepening of caste division within village communities over segregation of workers into SCs, STs and others.

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.

Lockdown sees record spike in NREGA jobs, but 1.7 crore applicants fail to get one

According to a new NREGA tracker launched by activists, 7.62 crore households have received jobs under the scheme between April and June, the highest since 2017-18.

Ministers’ panel wants to use MGNREGA funds for labour wages in private factories

Led by Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, the panel recommends expanding MGNREGA's ambit to include work in private enterprises such as factories, construction sites.

Karan Singh warns about nuclear catastrophe, TKA Nair wants NREG stimulus

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

NYAY is product of same Meena Kumari politics that brought Congress to 44 in 2014 from 206

Gone are the days when politicians could win votes by inspiring self-pity in voters. This new generation is aspirational, it doesn't buy the 'kasam tumhari main ro padungi' attitude.

Socialism, not secularism, is the central fault line of Indian politics

What’s the best way for the people to move up in life? That is the main swing question in 2019 – as it is in every election.

Poverty figures drop by 50 million, India on way to become middle-income nation: Study

Study based on World Bank data says the drop happened in past two years, but Congress govt's NREGA scheme also played its part.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo/ANI)

Gujarat can make AAP national party but only Congress can set up Modi vs Kejriwal in 2024

AAP needs to win just two seats in Gujarat to become a national party. But it will take much more for Kejriwal to become Modi's principal challenger in 2024.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.