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MNREGA world's largest public works programme: World Bank

India's rural employment guarantee programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act has been ranked as the world's largest public works programme, providing social security net......

HC orders CBI probe into MNREGA bungling in UP

Taking serious note of the rampant corruption in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Uttar Pradesh, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on......

Bihar govt sacks 110 MNREGS officials for corruption

The Bihar government has sacked 110 officials of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme from service for corruption.Bihar Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra on Thursday......

Bihar MNERGA shame: Corrupt babus eat up Rs 6,000 cr

Nearly 73 per cent of the funds allotted for the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in 38 districts of Bihar, between 2006 and 2012, have been embezzled by......

Maoists kill MGNREGA activist in Latehar

An activist working for the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme was killed after being mercilessly beaten by a group of 12 Maoists at Jerua village in Latehar district......

Jaitley raps UPA government on quality of fiscal management

Arun Jaitley raises allocation to rural jobs guarantee scheme by Rs 5,000 crore Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the previous government of compromising with the quality of fiscal......

India's very popular rural employment scheme faces tough times

Under the MGNREGA, employment has to be provided for a minimum 100 days and unemployment allowance if work is not made available. Labourers work on a dried lake to try and revive it under the......

Driving demand down for rural job scheme

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme faces a pincer attack under the National Democratic Alliance government, with parallel moves promising to shrink and mutate the nature......

Economists urge Modi not to withdraw rural employment scheme

A group of leading economists has said the future of India's biggest anti-poverty scheme, which has brought work to millions of impoverished villagers, is under threat and urged the government not......

NREGA spiked rural wages only 10%, rest is from MSPs: Rajan

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has dismissed the notion that the rural employment guarantee programme is behind the massive spurt in wages in rural areas. "On the NREGA (National Rural......
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Government plans to tap into subsidies to pay pension

The NDA government is mulling a new approach to ensure old-age income security for the poor, offering them the option of allowing a deduction of a... ...
12 women taken ill after consuming potion

Twelve women took ill and were admitted to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in the city after they consumed Nilavembu Kudineer,... ...
Garbage powers a bright idea

German technology to convert waste into electricity: The Howrah Municipal Corporation hopes to free this dumping ground in Belgachhia, around 7km... ...
Time to stop looking at the skies

With the onset of Ashvin in the Hindu calendar, India's date with the Southwest monsoon has come to an end this year. These rains that irrigate... ...
Survey finds famine-like situation in Bundelkhand

The Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh, which comprises seven districts, is in the grip of a famine-like situation with widespread crop loss,... ...

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