Saturday, June 22, 2024

Topic: MGNREGA

“PM Modi’s cruel new year gift”: Congress as millions to be excluded as Aadhaar-based system made mandatory for MGNREGS

Millions of workers will be deprived of a basic income as the Congress claims that the Union government's mandatory implementation of an Aadhaar-based payment system for workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) will hinder their earnings.

The jarring effects of internet shutdowns in India

The government justifies these shutdowns by citing the need to maintain public order, safeguard national security, and counteract the spread of misinformation.

Over 5 crore MGNREGA job cards deleted in 2022-23: Govt

More than five crore job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) were cancelled in 2022-23, 247 per cent more...

“No other option”: MGNREGA workers protesting over a month against throttling scheme

For over a month, MGNREGA workers from across the country have joined a sit-in protest in New Delhi's Jantar Mantar against app-based attendance, and budget cuts among other issues.

Constant cuts being made in budgetary allocation for MGNREGA: Sonia Gandhi

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi lamented the constant cuts in budgetary allocation to MGNREGA, even though timely help was given to crores of affected poor families during pandemic under the scheme.