DTE Coverage: How halt in MGNREGA work affected rural Bengal

Many working-age men have been forced to migrate in search of work, leaving women, children & the elderly behind in ‘ghost villages’

By Himanshu Nitnaware
Published: Monday 01 April 2024
Photo: KA Shreya / CSE

After halt in MGNREGS work, ‘ghost colonies’ emerge across West Bengal as villages empty in search of employment

Lack of work opportunities see rural residents permanently migrate with families
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