Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicRural wages

Topic: Rural wages

Controversial order to split MNREGA payments on caste lines withdrawn after states object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

Budget 2020 fails to meet MGNREGA estimate — and misses a chance to spur rural demand

Government is banking on NSSF, market and investors. But if any of these don’t play as per the script, then financing of fiscal deficit will become challenging.

MGNREGA survived Modi govt’s neglect and derision, it will be up to new regime to fix it

The current wage system in MGNREGA needs a double booster shot: hike in existing rate and correction in subsequent revision rates.

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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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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