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?