Mnrega

  • What I couldn't say through the ballot

    Palki's Space |  Palki S Upadhyay
    No ink on my finger, no selfie on my Facebook page. I did not vote today. My name did not figure on the voters list...

  • Poll boycott at some places in MP; 36.81 per cent polling till 2 pm 10-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Amid reports of poll boycott at few polling stations due to various reasons including non-payment of wages under MNREGA, 36.81 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise in nine Lok Sabha seats under first phase of polling till 2 PM in Madhya Pradesh. Voters boycotted polls in Sidhi district's...
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work 26-02-2014 09:56 AM

    Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work. The Chief Minister issued the directives while reviewing the progress...
  • Government may raise workdays under MNREGA to 150 days 25-02-2014 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the government is planning to raise the workdays under its ambitious rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA from 100 to 150 days per year. A proposal in this regard will be considered by the Union Cabinet on Friday, sources said in...
  • Investigate misappropriation in MNREGA funds, HC tells CBI 01-02-2014 09:55 AM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the CBI to investigate the alleged abuse and misappropriation of fund as well as the abuse of power under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. The order was passed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice Devi...
  • Maharashtra CM urges measures to implement MNREGA initiatives 13-01-2014 07:56 PM

    Aurangabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday asked the village functionaries to take all measures for effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in rural areas. He was speaking at the meeting of village functionaries from Aurangabad and Jalna districts. He said that the prime intention...
  • Rahul Gandhi gifts Amethi new trains, railway line 26-11-2013 06:12 PM

    Gifting his constituency two new trains and a railway line, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday admitted that such steps alone would not eradicate poverty but stressed that UPA government's flagship MNREGA and Food Security schemes would help change the face of the country. "I reiterate it several times that only by...
  • Lokpals recruited in 26 districts to hear grievances on MNREGA 14-11-2013 05:07 PM

    The Rural Development department has recruited Lokpals in 26 districts to hear grievances related to implementation of MNREGA in Bihar, a minister said on Thursday. Some of these Lokpals have been given additional charge of districts where the recruitment process for such posts is underway, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra...
  • Motilal Vora releases Congress manifesto ahead of Assembly elections 04-11-2013 01:07 PM

    Senior Congress leader and Chairman of the Chattisgarh Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee Motilal Vora on Monday released party's manifesto focusing on 22 points for the state ahead of assembly elections. The promises covered concerns over parity in teacher salaries, low electricity bills, no illegal farmer lands acquisition, new government schemes...
  • Congress works for poor and delivers: Rahul Gandhi 17-09-2013 07:09 PM

    Baran: In an apparent attack on Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the opposition leaders only make tall claims and work for the rich while his party has stood by the poor and believes in helping them realise their dreams. Addressing a rally in this town...
  • No decline in demand, popularity of MNREGA, asserts Centre 26-08-2013 06:18 PM

    The government on Monday dismissed suggestions that the Centre's rural job guarantee scheme has been witnessing decline in demand and popularity and said the the ambitious scheme saw a better performance in 2012-2013 than the previous years. "The year 2012-13 witnessed a better performance under the Act than the year...
  • MP not being discriminated by rural development ministry, says Jairam Ramesh 26-08-2013 03:37 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has refuted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's allegation that his ministry was discriminating against the state government. "Chouhan's claim in this regard is totally unfounded," Ramesh told reporters in Gwalior on Sunday evening. Chouhan has repeatedly said that the Union rural development...
  • Video Volunteers: Children working as MNREGA labourers in Kashmir 19-08-2013 11:39 AM

    Our Partner Video Volunteers report on children working as manual labourers in a Kashmir Village. ...
  • Charity for poll wins will not help rural India develop: Modi 17-08-2013 11:22 PM

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on today targetted Centre's rural development schemes, saying that 'charity' for winning elections instead of solid development work will not help improve rural India. This is for the first time Modi attacked the socialist agenda undertaken by the Congress-led UPA for rural welfare. Apparently...
  • Centre announces skill, placement support under MNREGA 16-08-2013 09:01 PM

    Giving an impetus to its various skill development programmes targeting youth, the Centre on Friday said one young member of each village household that has completed 100 days of work under the rural job scheme will be provided skill and placement support. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh made this announcement...
  • BIMARU states' economic growth rate reflects prosperity of rural areas, says PM 15-08-2013 10:47 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said rural per capita consumption has increased four times faster than earlier due to enhanced economic prosperity in rural areas and BIMARU states have witnessed progress. "Many states which had been considered backward for a long time, with some of them being called BIMARU...
  • Direct Nitish Govt to declare Bihar 'drought-hit': BJP to Governor 14-08-2013 03:54 PM

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday urged the Governor D Y Patil to direct the Nitish Kumar government to declare Bihar as "drought-hit" state due to rainfall deficit. A delegation, led by the state unit chief of BJP, Mangal Pandey and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav,...
  • Reply on MNREGA irregularities: SC tells UP Govt 12-08-2013 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that there has been large-scale violation in the implementation of MNREGA in Uttar Pradesh for which CBI probe has been sought by an NGO. The Bench asked the UP government to respond to the affidavit within six weeks. Additional Solicitor...
  • Aruna Roy denies remarks about differences between PM, Sonia 02-06-2013 09:45 PM

    Patna: Social activist and former National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy on Sunday denied having spoken anything about the differences between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and blamed a section of media for twisting her remarks. "I had not spoken anything like that...
  • Social policy has become less important under UPA II: Aruna Roy 30-05-2013 11:36 PM

    Aruna Roy - one of the most prominent and forceful voices within the NAC - has decided to opt out of Sonia's advisory council in its last crucial year. In NAC I, Roy played a critical role in framing and pushing through key legislations like the MNREGA and the RTI....
  • It's weird that PMO appealed against minimum wages: Aruna Roy 30-05-2013 12:51 PM

    Activist Aruna Roy has opted out of the Sonia Gandhi-headed National Advisory Council and she has blamed the Prime Minister for blocking minimum wages under the MNREGA. ...
  • Activist Aruna Roy opts out of NAC 30-05-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Aruna Roy has opted out of the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expired on Friday. She has blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for blocking minimum wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). "I do believe that it is extremely...
  • Bengal has moved from one dictatorship to another: Jairam 08-04-2013 03:20 AM

    Matigara: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that with the coming of the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal has moved from one dictatorship to another. "It is the mistake of the people that the state has moved from one dictatorship ("tanashahi") by the Left Front to another...
  • MNREGA workers to get more wages 04-03-2013 04:57 PM

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