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Centre allocates 73,000 crore for MGNREGA for 2021-22 fiscal

  • The hike in MGNREGA allocation comes a week after Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal announced an assistance package of 532 crore for 32 lakh MGNREGA workers
MGNREGA is a socio-economic measure introduced by the United Progressive Alliance government in 2005(PTI Photo)
MGNREGA is a socio-economic measure introduced by the United Progressive Alliance government in 2005(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand increases MGNREGA work to 150 days from 100, bans single-use plastic

  • The Uttarakhand cabinet also approved a complete ban on single-use plastics in the state with fines ranging from 100 to 2 lakh for violating the ban.
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik addressing media on the cabinet meeting in Dehradun on Saturday. HT Photo(HT Photo)
Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik addressing media on the cabinet meeting in Dehradun on Saturday. HT Photo(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 02:46 PM IST
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ByKalyan Das | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun

Jharkhand MGNREGS workers likely to get a hike of Rs 31 in minimum wage

The Jharkhand government has decided to increase minimum wage of MGNREGS workers from Rs 194 to Rs 225 from its own pocket
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses a press conference in Ranchi.(PTI FILE)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses a press conference in Ranchi.(PTI FILE)
Published on Jan 03, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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Ranchi, Hindustan Times | BySanjoy Dey

Centre left with mere 10% NREGA funds as scheme sees 243% jump in Corona times

The higher demand for MGNREGA work was because of close to 20 million workers returning to their villages from cities after the Central government announced a nation-wide lockdown on March 24.
Rajasthan and West Bengal did well by keeping the unmet demand under the MGNREGA lower than the national average.(PTI Photo)
Rajasthan and West Bengal did well by keeping the unmet demand under the MGNREGA lower than the national average.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 01:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByChetan Chauhan

Created 7.6 cr mandays of work, spent Rs 7,118 cr on poor, claims UP govt

The employment was created under projects such as ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’, ‘Chief Minister Awas Yojana’, ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana’, ‘Panchayat Ghar’ scheme, claimed state government.
37 lakh migrant workers are estimated to have returned to Uttar Pradesh after the Covid-19 lockdown was announced.(ANI Photo)
37 lakh migrant workers are estimated to have returned to Uttar Pradesh after the Covid-19 lockdown was announced.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 07:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPankaj Jaiswal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Photos of Deepika, Dia Mirza figure on MGNREGA job cards in Madhya Pradesh, inquiry ordered

The names and addresses of the beneficiaries are real on about a dozen of job cards but the photographs are of the two actresses.
The names and addresses of the beneficiaries are real on about a dozen of job cards but the photographs are of the two actresses.
The names and addresses of the beneficiaries are real on about a dozen of job cards but the photographs are of the two actresses.
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

MGNREGS to expand further; for second time this year

Officials said that they aim to provide 320 crore man days of work—about 40 crore man days higher than the first estimate after the world’s largest job scheme saw an unprecedented demand amid Covid-19
Eight big states have requested for more work allocation from the Centre under the MGNREGA, 2005.(File photo)
Eight big states have requested for more work allocation from the Centre under the MGNREGA, 2005.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Special scheme for migrants and poor shows mixed results ahead of Bihar polls

A political expert said that the programme’s delivery may have an impact on the way the poor vote in upcoming assembly polls in Bihar.
A government official said that works done under GKRA have been satisfactory with concerned agencies working in tandem.(PTI Photo)
A government official said that works done under GKRA have been satisfactory with concerned agencies working in tandem.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Raghuvansh babu, the architect of MGNREGA and India’s most influential rural development minister

Singh was the unsung architect of MGNREGA, the programme that survived change of political colour at the Centre, attracted a record fund allocation of Rs 1 lakh crore this year and emerged as a lifeline for millions of migrant workers in the Covid-hit economy
Singh’s health condition deteriorated on Saturday and he was put on a ventilator at the ICU unit of AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI)
Singh’s health condition deteriorated on Saturday and he was put on a ventilator at the ICU unit of AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

5,000 Himalayan streams to be rejuvenated under MGNREGA in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhan chief minister has also announced plans to revive one Himalayan river in each district of the state.
The Uttarakhand government is looking to rejuvenate its Himalayan streams through MGNREGA projects with the help of experts.(AP Photo/Representative/File)
The Uttarakhand government is looking to rejuvenate its Himalayan streams through MGNREGA projects with the help of experts.(AP Photo/Representative/File)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

MGNREGA workers find pitcher full of silver, bronze coins from 1862 in UP

A fight broke out among the workers after they stumbled upon the pitcher and found coins inside it, said officials. The workers, the officials added, allegedly took some coins in their possession and ran away from the scene.
Some 17 silver and 287 bronze coins were found from the site and deposited in the Safipur treasury. (Photo: Sourced)
Some 17 silver and 287 bronze coins were found from the site and deposited in the Safipur treasury. (Photo: Sourced)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | ByHT Correspondent

45% of central funds for rural jobs, subsidised food spent till July due to Covid-19 crisis

According to the central government data, till July 2020, around 45% of Rs 1,01,500 crore for NREGA and 44% of 1,15,569 NFSA funds for the current financial year has already been allocated to the states.
Labourers working at a MNREGA site in a village in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI File)
Labourers working at a MNREGA site in a village in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI File)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByChetan Chauhan | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

ED to question ex-govt official accused of defrauding Rs18 crore MGNREGA funds in Jharkhand

The ED booked the former Jharkhand junior engineer under money laundering charges after studying 16 FIRs and charge sheets filed by the Jharkhand vigilance bureau against him a few years back for allegedly abusing his official position and indulging in embezzlement of Rs 18 crore government funds.
The Enforcement Directorate will begin questioning of a former Jharkhand junior engineer arrested in a money laundering case(HT File photo)
The Enforcement Directorate will begin questioning of a former Jharkhand junior engineer arrested in a money laundering case(HT File photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

No work for them under MGNREGA, UP villagers take up canal-cleaning project on their own

About 70 labourers from Naugava village in Naraini tehsil have decided to do it for free – a “shramdaan” to give life again to land turning barren.
Shyamlal, one of the workers, says a stretch of the 40-km-long canal between Guhala Kalan and Divli villages was not cleaned for years.(AP/ Representative image)
Shyamlal, one of the workers, says a stretch of the 40-km-long canal between Guhala Kalan and Divli villages was not cleaned for years.(AP/ Representative image)
Published on Jun 28, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Banda | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Work under MGNREGA resumes in J-K’s Baramulla with preventive measures

Village heads said they have taken precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), labour law and a social security measure, facilitates ‘right to work’ for citizens, through various Panchayat level schemes.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), labour law and a social security measure, facilitates ‘right to work’ for citizens, through various Panchayat level schemes.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jun 04, 2020 07:44 AM IST
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Baramulla | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

3.5 million new enrolments under MGNREGA, as ‘distressed’ workers return to villages

According to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme website, around 3.5 million new job applications have come in the current financial year since April 1 till May 20.
Seeing the surge in demand, many of the state governments have directed district authorities to create a pool of additional work and get approvals within the next fortnight.(HT photo/)
Seeing the surge in demand, many of the state governments have directed district authorities to create a pool of additional work and get approvals within the next fortnight.(HT photo/)
Updated on May 22, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | ByChetan Chauhan | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Record number of workers employed under MGNREGA in Rajasthan: Deputy CM

The number of labourers under MGNREGA in the state has increased to 35.59 lakh, which is the highest in 10 years, Sachin Pilot said.
Sachin Pilot said MGNREGA has proved to be helpful during coronavirus pandemic by providing employment in rural areas.(HT photo/)
Sachin Pilot said MGNREGA has proved to be helpful during coronavirus pandemic by providing employment in rural areas.(HT photo/)
Updated on May 21, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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Jaipur, Rajasthan | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Samajwadi Party leader, son shot dead while out for walk in Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party’s district president Firoz Khan said that Chhote Lal Diwakar had been the party’s candidate for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017.
Samajwadi Party leader Chhote Lal Diwakar (in white shirt) and his son in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal on Tuesday.
Samajwadi Party leader Chhote Lal Diwakar (in white shirt) and his son in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal on Tuesday.
Updated on May 19, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bareilly | ByHT Correspondent

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi on MGNREGA

Gandhi used the hashtag – “ModiUturnOnMNREGA” – as he put out a video clip of Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha after he assumed power in 2014.
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi on MGNREGA in a hindi tweet on Monday.(AFP)
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi on MGNREGA in a hindi tweet on Monday.(AFP)
Updated on May 18, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Assam to provide work under MGNREGA to all migrant workers coming back

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issued instruction to identify skills of the returning labourers and provide training at development block level through a digital platform.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (in blue short) visits Assam Agricultural University, Kahikuchi campus of Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Kamrup on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (in blue short) visits Assam Agricultural University, Kahikuchi campus of Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Kamrup on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 08:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Rs 40,000 crore increase in allocation for MGNREGA for job boost: FM Sitharaman

MGNREGA is one of seven sectors which is the focus of Nirmala Sitharaman’s fifth and last tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown.
The earlier budget estimate for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was Rs 61,000 crore.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The earlier budget estimate for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was Rs 61,000 crore.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 17, 2020 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Jharkhand CM urges PM Modi to increase man-days, wages under MGNREGA by 50 per cent

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren also urged PM Modi to speed up ferrying of migrant workers to their homes.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren also requested the Centre for early clearance of the state’s share of GST and permit collection of revenue from some resources at the state level.(HT Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren also requested the Centre for early clearance of the state’s share of GST and permit collection of revenue from some resources at the state level.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:24 AM IST
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Ranchi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Jharkhand CM urges PM to increase man-days, wages under MGNREGA by 50%

The chief minister also requested the Centre for early clearance of the state’s share of GST and permit collection of revenue from some resources at the state level.
He also urged the PM to speed up ferrying of migrant workers to their homes.(HT file)
He also urged the PM to speed up ferrying of migrant workers to their homes.(HT file)
Published on May 11, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Ranchi | ByPress Trust of India

Rajasthan: Over 1.6 lakh job cards added under MGNREGA in the past two months

On Monday morning, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, who holds the rural development portfolio, announced the state government’s unprecedented feat via a tweet amid the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government said that it would issue job cards to all migrant labourers and engage them under the MGNREGA. (HT Photo)
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government said that it would issue job cards to all migrant labourers and engage them under the MGNREGA. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

Give credit facilities, MGNREGA job cards to women: NCW advisory to states

The stakeholders urged the NCW to issue an advisory to all the states to ensure women get access to credit without any interest or collateral, as many don’t hold land titles and some are sharecroppers.
The decision was taken following a day-long virtual consultation that was held on Friday.(HT)
The decision was taken following a day-long virtual consultation that was held on Friday.(HT)
Updated on May 08, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Meghalaya govt decides to resume MGNREGA work amid lockdown

“The cabinet has allowed MGNREGA work and permitted farmers to resume agricultural activities with immediate effect,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters.
The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI File Photo)
The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 11:45 AM IST
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Shillong | ByPress Trust of India

PDS beneficiaries struggle in coronavirus lockdown, many deprive of ration

The PDS dealers blamed the poor-supply system for the delay, while the food, public distribution and consumer affairs department alleged non-cooperation from some PDS dealers in proper distribution of ration.
Around 2.64 crore people from 57 lakh households are covered under NFSA in Jharkhand.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Around 2.64 crore people from 57 lakh households are covered under NFSA in Jharkhand.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Ranchi, Hindustan Times | BySanjoy Dey, Ranchi

How to tackle India’s current deceleration | HT Analysis

Increase wages of MGNREGA workers; increase the disbursal for food subsidy, and boost public investment
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference, New Delhi, November 6, 2019
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference, New Delhi, November 6, 2019
Published on Nov 10, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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ByDeepankar Basu

MNREGA workers say Act should be available in Punjabi

The Act mandates that after a worker registers a demand for work, the worker should be informed about the details of the assigned work in written form by issuing a work allotment letter
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Published on Oct 23, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMohit Singla, Nabha

MGNREGA can revive Rural India | Opinion

The scheme needs a higher budget. Finance it by rationalising the regressive subsidy regime
An improved MGNREGA can serve as the vehicle for delivering a rural stimulus(Hindustan Times)
An improved MGNREGA can serve as the vehicle for delivering a rural stimulus(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 08:17 PM IST
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