Mnrega

  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate droughtlike situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • Bihar accuses Centre of 'discrimination' for slashing housing quota July 15, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday rued that it was unable to meet the growing demands for shelter by the poor and accused the Centre of discrimination against it by slashing its quota for houses under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) for 201415. "We are constrained to meet demand of the poor...
  • Government to continue with MNREGA scheme July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, Government on Monday said that it would continue with the rural job scheme. The Government also informed Rajya Sabha that an action plan has been formulated to improve the implementation of MNREGA. "There are variations in demand for...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government July 7, 2014

    As many as 13 NGOs came together and announced the formation of an "agitation committee" to protest the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) decision to seal the Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh premises. The committee would fight to get the land belonging to Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh (RSSS) back, social and political activist...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Two accused arrested, one absconding June 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Two people have been arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of Karnataka MNREGA whistleblower Suresh. The accused will be produced before the magistrate in Chamrajnagar in Karnataka on Thursday. One accused, however, is still absconding. Police had said that a special team has been formed to track down...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Three accused absconding, anger in the village June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: There were scenes of anguish and anger in the Kagalwadi village in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka as a family mourned the death of 24yearold Suresh, an engineer who allegedly immolated himself on Monday. Suresh was allegedly harassed by panchayat officials to produce fake bills for projects that never took...
  • MNREGA worker axes mother to death to improve living standard June 25, 2014

    A 40yearold man, who practised black magic, allegedly killed his mother at Bedabara village of Nagaur district in Jaipur as he believed it would improve his life standard, police said on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Bhanwari Devi, they said. She was allegedly axed to death on Monday by her son...
  • 24yearold engineer fed up of rampant corruption immolates himself June 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The rampant corruption in the flagship scheme of the previous UPA government MNREGA has claimed the life of a young engineer in Karnataka. Suresh, a 24yearold civil engineer who was working with the MNREGA scheme has allegedly committed suicide by immolating himself. According to his father Mariswamy Shetty, Suresh...
  • NDA to bring broad changes in MNREGA June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has decided to bring broad changes in the rural job guarantee scheme launched by UPA by proposing at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture alone. The Rural Development Ministry has proposed to bring amendment to the Schedule I of the MNREGA Act "to clearly...
  • In major reshuffle, 26 bureaucrats transferred in Chhattisgarh June 18, 2014

    In a major reshuffle in the civil administration, as many as 26 bureaucrats including 17 IAS, six IFS and three SAS (State Administrative Service) officers were shifted in the state. "The order in this regard was released late last night from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Naya Raipur," an official statement said here. As...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls on Modi to discuss state issues June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him on a number of issues in the state. Chouhan met Modi yesterday and greeted him with shawl, coconut and bouquet. An official release said that after the meeting, Chouhan said that he...
  • Jairam Ramesh hails Gopinath Munde's decision to give priority to sanitation May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday welcomed his successor and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's statement that he would give priority to providing proper sanitation to every household and developing backward districts. The Congress leader, who passionately pushed the issue of sanitation during his stint in the...
  • Three labourers buried alive, 4 injured as mud heap caves in May 21, 2014

    Three labourers were buried aliveand four others injured when a mound of soil caved in on them at Bhendi village in Chhattisgarh's Balod district on Tuesday, police said. The deceased included a woman and a couple who were employed under the MNREGA among other villagers, for some development work in the...
  • We are fortunate enough to have a leader like Modi, says Raje in Sikandra rally April 20, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje addressed an election rally in Sikandra on Sunday. Talking to people, Vasundhara slammed Congress government on pension plans. MNREGA is a total failure by the Congress party, said Vasundhara. Vasundhara promised to ensure jobs to every unemployed in Rajasthan....
  • Bengal women are worst sufferers, says Rahul Gandhi April 19, 2014

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state saying that the women in Bengal were the worst sufferers despite having a lady chief minister. "Women in Bengal are the worst sufferers in the whole country though the state is...
  • Poll boycott at some places in MP; 36.81 per cent polling till 2 pm April 10, 2014

    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 Churhat...
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work February 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • Government may raise workdays under MNREGA to 150 days February 25, 2014

    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 New...
  • Investigate misappropriation in MNREGA funds, HC tells CBI February 1, 2014

    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 Prasad...
  • Maharashtra CM urges measures to implement MNREGA initiatives January 13, 2014

    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 behind...
  • Rahul Gandhi gifts Amethi new trains, railway line November 26, 2013

    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 laying...
  • Lokpals recruited in 26 districts to hear grievances on MNREGA November 14, 2013

    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 said....
  • Motilal Vora releases Congress manifesto ahead of Assembly elections November 4, 2013

    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 for...
  • Congress works for poor and delivers: Rahul Gandhi September 17, 2013

    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 of...
  • No decline in demand, popularity of MNREGA, asserts Centre August 26, 2013

    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 2011-12....
  • MP not being discriminated by rural development ministry, says Jairam Ramesh August 26, 2013

    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 ministry...
  • Video Volunteers: Children working as MNREGA labourers in Kashmir August 19, 2013

    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 August 17, 2013

    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 Congressled UPA for rural welfare. Apparently hinting...
  • Centre announces skill, placement support under MNREGA August 16, 2013

    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 in...
  • BIMARU states' economic growth rate reflects prosperity of rural areas, says PM August 15, 2013

    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 are...