MGNREGA could also help India sequester carbon: Study

What is the news?  As per a study by IISc Bangalore, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) can help India meet its target to create an additional carbon sink to the extent of 2.5-3 billion tonnes equivalent of carbon dioxide by 2030.  It is possible through improved forest and tree cover.  The study calculated carbon… Continue reading MGNREGA could also help India sequester carbon: Study

Government launches Yuktdhara portal to facilitate Geo-spatial planning of MGNREGA assets

Source: PIB What is the News? The Ministry of Rural Development has launched a new geospatial planning portal named  ‘Yuktdhara’. About Yuktdhara Portal: Yuktdhara is a geospatial planning portal under Bhuvan. Purpose: The portal will help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets using remote sensing and geographic information system-based data. Developed by: The portal is a… Continue reading Government launches Yuktdhara portal to facilitate Geo-spatial planning of MGNREGA assets

Rs 935 crore misappropriated in NREGA schemes in last four years, show data from Govt

Source: Indian Express What is the news? According to data sourced from the Management Information System (MIS) of the Ministry of Rural Development, in the last four years, Social Audit Units (SAU) under Rural Development Departments (RDD) across India have found financial misappropriation of Rs 935 crore under various schemes of the Mahatma Gandhi National… Continue reading Rs 935 crore misappropriated in NREGA schemes in last four years, show data from Govt

An urban jobs safety net

Source: TheHindu Relevance: Impact of COVID on economy & employment Synopsis: The article signifies the need to formulate a wage employment-based national urban livelihood scheme on lines of MGNREGA. Impact of COVID on the economy World Economic outlook report presents a grim picture of the global economy. It states that – all of the world countries… Continue reading An urban jobs safety net

Rajasthan bags four prizes for job guarantee scheme

News:Rajasthan has bagged four prizes for its performance under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGA). Facts: About the awards: The prizes were given to the Zila Parishad officials and panchayat representatives of Kota, Dungarpur, Bhilwara and Jaisalmer districts. The achievements of the Panchayati Raj bodies in the NREGA works included construction of watershed structures, strengthening… Continue reading Rajasthan bags four prizes for job guarantee scheme

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme

News:Government has planned to link MGNREGA scheme wages to an updated inflation index.This is aimed at increasing wages and reviving rural demand. Facts: What is MGNREGA? The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is an employment guarantee act It was introduced in 2005 through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,2005. Objective: The Act… Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme

Golden langur to get fruits of MGNREGA

Recently,Assam’s Bongaigaon district authorities has launched a project under the MGNREGA to plant guava, mango, blackberry and other fruit trees to ensure that the resident golden langurs of the Kakoijana Reserve Forest do not have to risk their lives to find food. This project was launched after several golden langurs had died due to electrocution… Continue reading Golden langur to get fruits of MGNREGA

Rural distress: last year of govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 years

According to data from Ministry of Rural Development, the demand for jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) had recorded a marked increase in 2018-2019. Up to March 25th 2019, the work generated under MGNREGA was 255 crore person-days. This increase in demand has been attributed to increase in the frequency… Continue reading Rural distress: last year of govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 years

What is the lowdown on MGNREGA funding?

The Centre’s flagship rural job guarantee scheme (MGNREGA) got its highest ever allocation of Rs 60,000 crore in the interim Budget 2019-20 but less than the sum of budgetary and supplementary allocation of funds for last year. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the largest social security scheme in the world that… Continue reading What is the lowdown on MGNREGA funding?