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Govt’s skill upgrade programme for unskilled labourers under MGNREGA fails to take off

The government’s skill upgrade programme for unskilled labourers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme labourers has failed to take off. Official data showed that of target of 1.012 lakh candidates for training in the current fiscal under Unnati project, barely 4% or 4,181 candidates were trained as on January 20, 2021. Under project […]

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Budget cues for MGNREGA, Modi govt’s unlikely saviour in a pandemic

Little did finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman know at the time of announcing last year’s Budget that the scheme for which allocation was reduced by 13% would prove to be a potent weapon to save people from economic distress just a few months down the line. The onset of lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus […]

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Mahisagar police books 28 over misappropriating 1 crore MNREGA fund

The Mahisagar district police has booked 28 people in four separate FIRs filed at Santrampur, Virpur, Lunawada and Balasinor police stations, late on Tuesday, in the alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of a total of Rs 1 crore from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) projects, after the District Development Officer […]