MGNREGA: Job cards yet to reach the grassroots

Around 3.5 million workers sought jobs under MGNREGA in 2020 but many are yet to receive their job cards. Only 42 percent of workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have received job cards under the scheme, despite an increase in demand for work, according to data provided by the Ministry of […]

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Employment: Succour for the differently-abled

More job opportunities and a change in mindsets is helping differently-abled people find employment and dignity. The employment of differently-abled takes a turn as new opportunities arise. A report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) indicates a dip in the unemployment rate by 26.6 percent between April 2020 and September 2021. Lekha, Placement […]

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Fewer people seek MNREGA benefits

Most job cards in K. Gollahalli village in Southern Bengaluru are inactive, with few being employed in 2020-21, shows this year’s government data. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme sees very few applications and even fewer job cards collected by applicants, said Shiv Kumar, a data operator at K. Gollahalli gram […]

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