mahatma gandhi national rural employment guarantee scheme]
By Arvind Mayaram
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
The ongoing economic recovery is being driven by a small section of the economy, and led by profits rather than wages. We can hope, on a wing and a prayer, that the government will finally act.
By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Cover all of India’s poor; and merge welfare programmes under one umbrella scheme
By Debabrata Mohanty | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Anant Beria, a qualified civil engineer, comes from a very poor family in Odisha and was forced to work as a labourer after losing his job in Chennai.
By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:38 AM IST
As millions of migrant workers started returning home after the lockdown was enforced on March 25 amid a jobs crunch in the big cities, the government devised the Rozgar Abhiyan to provide jobs to skilled and unskilled workers.
By Binoy Acharya, Ved Arya, Pratyaya Jagnannath, and PS Vijayshankar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:39 PM IST
Launch a massive programme to rehabilitate returnee migrants; allocate an additional Rs 50,000 crore for MGNREGS; extend the free ration scheme for six more months; revive and strengthen public systems of service deliver; RBI should give a directive to banks to extend a top-up loan of Rs 10,000 crore to Self-help Groups
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Perhaps one way would be to first create a database and consider some form of cash incentive to at least tide them over at a time when the cost of food, medicines and other necessities has gone up.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The Congress’ NYAY scheme promises poor households Rs 72,000 a year, no taxes will be raised and the middle class won’t have to bear the brunt of funding this scheme.
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The central and state governments and the private sector must come up with innovative solutions to make women a real part of the next phase of the growth story.
By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:06 AM IST
The draft offers a list of suggested welfare schemes that the government could consider in access to health, education, housing, welfare measures, and economic support for transpersons.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:05 PM IST
Welfare is good. But parties must compete on who creates more jobs
By Abhishek Manu Singhvi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 10:39 PM IST
The BJP dismissed MGNREGS. If it wants to claim it, it should expand its scope and pay dues
By Karthik Muralidharan
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Stronger social protection led by an inclusive growth dividend will protect the vulnerable and drive India’s economic recovery
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:38 PM IST
There is an increase in demand. Consider expanding it for agricultural activities
By Hardeep Puri
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Even as the government has proactively dealt with the crisis, the Opposition has engaged in baseless criticism
By Avani Kapur and Udit Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Changes of the past six years had put their finances in a precarious position. The current measures aren’t enough
By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The FM made a good faith attempt to present her vision. But the budget lacked a diagnosis of what is wrong, a prescription to address it, and made baffling choices
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Reviving rural economy is key. Here is what the government can do
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 05:51 AM IST
The rural development ministry has sought an unprecedented Rs 20,000 crore to fund additional expense as the government prepares its first supplementary demand for grants, to be approved by Parliament in the upcoming winter session.
By Bhaskar Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, Hisar, Hisar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 07:09 PM IST
The 7.5km minor canal was constructed during Bansi Lal’s government in 1977 and continued to receive water till 1982.
By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Mansa, Mansa
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:13 PM IST
As a knowledge-sharing partner of the state government, Eco-Sikh has started work on 20 sites for dense plantation of native species of trees and shrubs.
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:08 AM IST
As the government shifted gears in welfare measures and flagship programmes such as MGNREGS, Ujjwala (free cooking gas connections) and the PM Awas Yojna (housing scheme), it relied heavily on technology to identify real beneficiaries and curb leakages.
By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 02:18 AM IST
The move comes even as large parts of India reel under the impact of a water shortage, and with drought looming large in some cases. The IMD said on Monday that at 33%, the month of June saw the biggest deficiency in rains since 2015. Data from the Central Water Commission on June 27 said of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 62 reported 80% or below normal levels.
By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Several districts in central, east and peninsular India are staring at extreme arid conditions after the India Meteorological Department last week predicted 22% deficiency in pre-monsoon showers between March and May.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday allowed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to notify the new wages for the financial year 2019-20 on the condition that there would be no public announcement or press release for the same as the model code of conduct for the April-May Lok Sabha polls is in place.
By Shrayana Bhattacharya, Clement Imbert and Rinku Murgai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Most studies also show that participation in the scheme favours poor households, and helps alleviate poverty and distress during crises.
By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 11:02 AM IST
The most damaging consequence of the focus on corruption is that it has legitimised the view that the only way to fix India’s broken welfare system is by curbing discretion and tightening scrutiny
By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government’s PM-KISAN scheme, which will enable cash transfers to small and marginal farmers, will be headed by a chief executive officer (CEO) and the programme will run on a centralized software platform.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 10:48 PM IST
The NDA government’s rural housing scheme and flagship rural job programme are set to get additional funds for the remaining four months of this financial year to allow coverage of more beneficiaries, senior government officials told HT.
By Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 09:56 PM IST
In February 2017, the Centre had directed officials to ensure construction of toilets in the households, not listed in the baseline survey, under MNREGS.