A 3-day dharna for the rights of the MGNREGA workers begins today at Delhi's Jantar Mantar

A 3-day dharna for the rights of the MGNREGA workers begins today at Delhi's Jantar Mantar

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published Published on Aug 2, 2022   modified Modified on Aug 5, 2022

-Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated August 2, 2022

During and after Covid, NREGA work has been the lifeline for more than 70 percent of the country’s population, when the cities sent back the migrants, it was NREGA that gave them the life of dignity in the rural areas. Many economists have also said that MGNREGA has continued to be the only lifeline for rural workers—one that provides work and cash—in times of need and distress. This money helped to create the purchasing power in the society which helped the economy recover. 

A dharna is being planned by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, a national platform of organisations and individuals agitating for the entitlements of the Employment Guarantee Act on 2- 4 August, 10 AM - 5PM. Thousands of NREGA workers from 15 states and their supporters will gather at Jantar Mantar to demand the Government of India to allow them to live a life of dignity as per the Constitution of this country. Their immediate specific demands are the timely release of NREGA funds including the Rs.10,000 crores pending wages. The full range of NREGA Sangharsh Morcha’s demands is articulated in the attached charter of demands.  

You are cordially invited for the dharna and we request your support to spread the news and solidarity for the protest. 

For further information, please contact:

Abhay (9845371493), Anuradha (9433002064), Apurva (9313759050), Aysha (9716048979), Laavanya (9910746743), Richa (9452232663) or write at nrega.sangharsh.morcha@gmail.com

Please click here and here to access the Solidarity Letter/ Media Invite Letter in support of the Dharna on MGNREGA.

Kindly click here to access the Charter of Demands related to MGNREGA. 

Please click here to access the Tracker on MGNREGA published in July 2022.

Kindly click here to access the Brief on MGNREGA based on an upcoming study by Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University.

Please click here to access the Analysis of NREGA Payment Delays by the Central Government by Caste and by Payment Type (Aadhaar Based/Account Based).

Please click here to access the latest Infographic on MGNREGA. 

Kindly click here to access the Interim Report of the Fact Finding Team Investigating the Stoppage of MGNREGA Wages in West Bengal. 

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Proceedings of the MGNREGA dharna in Delhi (2 - 4 August, 2022): 

Kindly click here and here to access the PDF version of the press note for Day 1. 

Please click here and here to access the PDF copy of the press note for Day 2. 

Kindly click here and here to access the PDF copy of the press note for Day 3.

 

Image Courtesy: MKSS India


Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated August 2, 2022


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