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Nearly Rs 7 lakh was collected for beneficiaries of rural employment schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA) and part of the money was sent to people in Bangladesh, officials said. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

MNREGA payments went to Bangladeshis; Bengal TMC panchayat leader under scanner

By Sreyasi Pal | Hindustan Times, Berhampore
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:59 AM IST
Officials said that the former community block development officer (BDO) of Nabagram completed an internal probe on the basis of a written complaint. The internal probe concluded that Arfin and some staff members of the gram panchayat were involved in the alleged fraud.
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Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, whose government completes one year tomorrow, also lamented the poor state of opposition in the country and called for “collective responsibility” to take on the BJP. (Photo@HemantSorenJMM)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, whose government completes one year tomorrow, also lamented the poor state of opposition in the country and called for “collective responsibility” to take on the BJP. (Photo@HemantSorenJMM)

‘Not getting GST dues, even BJP-ruled states unhappy’: Hemant Soren

By Vishal Kant | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Despite the talk about cooperative federalism, Soren, citing his experience as CM over the past year, said that the relationship between the Centre and the state is not healthy
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The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)
The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)

‘No option left’: Labourers from Bundelkhand on the move again for jobs

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Sagar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The migration is reported to have increased post-Diwali.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections in Darbhanga district in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections in Darbhanga district in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Tughlaqi lockdown, lip service: Rahul Gandhi’s jibe at Centre on workers’ plight

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi had before this criticised the central government over inflation and unemployment and also said that people’s morale is crumbling and social justice is being crushed daily.
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Migrant workers at a railway station after returning to Uttarakhand from other parts of the country.(HT file/fFr representational purpose)
Migrant workers at a railway station after returning to Uttarakhand from other parts of the country.(HT file/fFr representational purpose)

Over 80% migrants who returned to Uttarakhand provided MNREGA jobs

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Of the 103,000 people who have been provided new job cards under the scheme, over 80,000 have been offered employment
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Officials informed that so far 9.46 crore man-days have been used and more than 48.70 lakh people in over 26 lakh families have been employed in Chhattisgarh. (Photo Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Officials informed that so far 9.46 crore man-days have been used and more than 48.70 lakh people in over 26 lakh families have been employed in Chhattisgarh. (Photo Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Chhattisgarh gets additional 1.50 crore man-days under MNREGA

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Panchayat minister TS Singh Deo had written a letter to the Central government for the increase in man-days in May.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is giving a hard push to the Jal Jeevan Mission to keep the project on track and give employment to workers in rural areas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is giving a hard push to the Jal Jeevan Mission to keep the project on track and give employment to workers in rural areas

In plan to step up Jal Jeevan Mission in Covid times, Centre has 2 clear objectives

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The Jal Jeevan Mission targets supply potable drinking water through piped connections to 15 crore rural households by 2024.
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File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (HT Photo)
File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (HT Photo)

On NREGA outlay, Rahul Gandhi tweets thank you to PM Modi. Then takes a dig

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 04:05 PM IST
On Sunday, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while laying out the final tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, said the government will now allocate an additional Rs 40,000 crore to MGNREGA to provide employment boost.
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745 cr released for GPF, centrally sponsored schemes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Disclosing this here on Monday, an official spokesperson said that funds to the tune of 311 crore have been released for making payment of retiral benefits, including final GPF and leave encashment, besides 95 crore on account of clearing advances of GPF to the employees till March 6.
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New Delhi, India - April 2, 2015: Union Minister of Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar during a Press Conference at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - April 2, 2015: Union Minister of Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar during a Press Conference at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

‘Working for poverty-free India,’ says union minister Narendra Singh Tomar

By Sunetra Choudhury and Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Modi government is working to eliminate extreme poverty so that there is no need for a state-backed job guarantee scheme, says union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in an interview with Hindustan Times.
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock and anguish over the loss of lives of MNREGA workers.(Reuters File/ Representative Image)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock and anguish over the loss of lives of MNREGA workers.(Reuters File/ Representative Image)

10 workers buried alive as earth mound collapses in Telangana’s Narayanpet

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 03:51 PM IST
The local authorities rushed to the site and extricated 10 bodies with the help of villagers. Five other workers managed to escape. Some of them received severe injuries and are being treated at a local hospital.
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MNREGA okay, but where is work, ask villagers in Unnao

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Unnao, Mirjapur Sumhari (unnao)
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 08:54 AM IST
“Earlier, we used to get enough work under MNREGA without long gaps. But there are weeks when we have no work to do,” says Manju of the village.
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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves to her party supporters during a roadshow, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Kumarganj, in Faizabad on March 29, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves to her party supporters during a roadshow, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Kumarganj, in Faizabad on March 29, 2019.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘This is not a jumla’: Priyanka Gandhi jabs BJP on income scheme for poor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 04:39 PM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the Congress’s idea behind MNREGA was that “every family would get at least 100 days of employment.” This government wants to take away that opportunity of employment from the people, the Congress general secretary said.
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Addressing a rally at Bundi in Rajasthan, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi had not understood MNREGA that is why he shut it down.(REUTERS)
Addressing a rally at Bundi in Rajasthan, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi had not understood MNREGA that is why he shut it down.(REUTERS)

Consulted Raghuram Rajan, top economists for income scheme: Rahul Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 09:15 PM IST
Addressing a booth workers meeting in Jaipur on Tuesday, the Congress president said that before proposing the minimum income scheme, the party had consulted leading economists including Raghuram Rajan.
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The government in this year’s Interim Budget had proposed to allocate Rs 60,000 crore for rural employment scheme under the MGNREGA for the year 2019-20.(HT file photo/ Representative image)
The government in this year’s Interim Budget had proposed to allocate Rs 60,000 crore for rural employment scheme under the MGNREGA for the year 2019-20.(HT file photo/ Representative image)

Govt seeks EC approval to revise wage rates paid under MNREGA

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 05:37 PM IST
MGNREGA, a rural job guarantee scheme introduced in 2005, now covers all the rural districts of the country. The main objective of the scheme involves providing up to 100 days of unskilled manual work in a financial year to every household in rural areas.
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Rajasthan is among the leading states in the country in implementing the MNREGA.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan is among the leading states in the country in implementing the MNREGA.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan CM Gehlot seeks Rs 1,000 from Centre for rural job scheme MNREGA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Rajasthan CM said that in the current financial year, 42.33 lakh rural families have been given work and 1972.23 lakh man days have been created in the state.
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An overview of green cover on the Yamuna bank near the Agra Fort.(Raju Tomar/HT Photo)
An overview of green cover on the Yamuna bank near the Agra Fort.(Raju Tomar/HT Photo)

UP: Green movement grapples with question of sapling survival

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 01:23 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh faces the challenge of protecting over nine crore saplings planted on August 15 even as questions remain about the ‘record plantation drives’ carried out in the past.
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