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Over 55 million households demand work under MGNREGA this year so far -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard MGNREGA website shows that till July 13, around 227,233 households out of 47.8 mn were provided jobs under the scheme and have completed the mandatory 100 days employment Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has played a vital role in providing employment to the millions of migrants labours returning to their villages from cities, particularly during the lockdown imposed due to coronavirus. However, with the pandemic refusing to end...

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MIS data on person-days of work demanded must be made available along with person-days of employment provided under MGNREGA, ask social activists

-Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee A note has been prepared by the Peoples' Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG) that brings to you the latest developments, updates, and figures on the implementation of MGNREGA across the country till 9th July, 2020. Given the significant role that MGNREGA is playing in the lives and livelihoods of rural workers, PAEG intends to keep a close watch on its implementation and flag issues for public...

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NREGA Sangharsh Morcha appeals for immediate notification of additional 50 days over and above the 100 days in NREGA, across the country, in view of the national disaster caused by coronavirus pandemic

-Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, dated 13th July, 2020 NREGA Sangharsh Morcha -- a civil society organisation comprising concerned citizens, academics and grassroots social workers -- has written to the Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development to appeal for notifying additional 50 days of work under MGNREGA (over and above 100 days) across the nation, considering the current situation as a national disaster. Section 4.2.3 of the  NREGA Master Circular 2019-20 enables...

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Time to act on MGNREGA -Ankita Aggarwal and Anmol Somanchi

-The Indian Express Covid-related crisis offers NDA government opportunity to increase work days, entitlements under the employment guarantee scheme. In a recent article (‘Credit where it isn’t due’, IE, June 10), Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar described the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) as a “failing scheme” before 2014. MGNREGA under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was by no means perfect, but when the National...

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Strategy to spur the rural economy: Creating value and sustainable livelihood for migrants -GR Chintala

-Financial Express As part of the strategy to spur the rural economy, migrants should be encouraged to invest in the medium-term and long-term livelihood options. Roti, Kapda and Makan symbolise the essential requirements for a decent living with the absolute basic being food (roti). The question of lives and livelihood is inextricably linked to food. Perhaps, the most disruptive impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the forced return of migrants to...

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