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Rs 420 crore in NREGA wages pending in Andhra, workers suffer -Charan Teja This amount has been pending for the last five months, according to daily wage earners and activists in the state. Grappling with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of rural labourers in Andhra Pradesh turned to National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) to earn a livelihood as several sectors of the economy have been affected. However, pending wages are adding to the woes of NREGA workers who mainly hail from...

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Chhattisgarh No 1 in providing employment under MGNREGA West Bengal holds second rank, Assam and Bihar third, and Odisha fourth The Chhattisgarh government said on Saturday the state ranks first in the country for providing employment under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). Chhattisgarh has created employment of 16.06 crore man-days so far in 2020-21, against the target of 15 crore man-days set by the Centre, the state said. Please click here to read more. ...

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The pandemic has hampered social auditing of MGNREGA

When a massive sum of public money is spent on a programme like Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA)--a demand-driven programme, there is likelihood of financial misappropriations and mismanagement. Thankfully there are checks and balances in the rural employment guarantee legislation to counter such malpractices. It is worth noting that the total allocation under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA) for 2020-21 was Rs. 1,11,500.00 crore (R.E.), up...

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MGNREGA emerges as important source of employment during pandemic -Ravi S Singh

-The Tribune Under the programme, 344 crore person-days employment generated so far this financial year; 1.69 crore new job cards New Delhi: The flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) emerged as a crucial source of employment to wage seekers in the country, especially the returnee migrant labourers, during the Covid-induced national lockdown. The highest ever 344 crore person-days employment has been generated so far this financial year (2020-21). It is...

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Mid-Day Meals play a crucial role in guaranteeing child nutrition in the post-pandemic world

School meals ensure nutrition for millions of vulnerable children across the world. Almost 370 million children worldwide are covered by school feeding programmes. While 100 million school children benefitted from the noon meal scheme in India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Brazil (48 million), China (44 million), South Africa (9 million) and Nigeria (9 million) too run similar programmes for school children. However, an estimated 39 billion in-school...

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