May Day: Strengthen NREGA to compensate for rural losses due to COVID-19
India is already paying a heavy price due to the government’s unpreparedness to deal with the health crisis. The Centre should pull up its …
Nuapada loved MGNREGA amid COVID-19 lockdown; what happened next?
Villagers who benefitted earlier shy away from jobs progamme as unpaid dues pile up since October 2020
विश्व जल दिवस विशेष-5: मनरेगा से लहलहाई फसलें, बढ़ी कमाई
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How 3-pond systems helped villagers double yield, save lakhs
A system of three ponds to recycle grey water from the village has helped farmers and panchayats save lakhs of rupees
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अस्थायी बुनियादी आय से विकासशील देशों में गरीबी में जी रही लगभग 62 करोड़ महिलाओं को काम करने की भरोसेमंद वित्तीय सुरक्षा मिलेगी।
पलायन रोकने का दावा फेल, फिर बिहार छोड़कर बाहर जा रहे मजदूर
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COVID-19: What about India’s migrant workers?
Rajasthan-based non-profit presented a charter of demands to union government demanding safety net for migrant workers
Small businesses provide most jobs in under developed, developing nations: ILO
Policy makers need to focus on informal sector and small economic units to address fundamental challenges of employment creation and improvement …
Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (August 19-24)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Expect budget to be rural-centric, focus on delivery to beneficiaries
PM Modi has already launched a major water conservation campaign, put the focus of his second tenure on revival of the agrarian economy
Increase minimum wage by Rs 199, cut calorie intake by 300, suggests expert panel
Suggestions include different national minimum wages across different geographical regions in the country to suit local requirement
Political parties choose farm loan waiver for electoral gains, but at what cost?
Farmers have outstanding loan of Rs12.60 lakh crore, which translates to Rs 100,000 per cultivator
Poverty eradication - Why do we always fail?
The government plans to bring one crore households out of poverty by 2019. Such targets are announced each year, but why don’t they work?
Economic Survey recommends using MGNREGA to revive water bodies
Revival will lead to an increase in the net irrigation potential
A Mea Culpa budget
The budget is expected to have all the elements that will empower the government to say, ‘We are pro-poor’
Women and a nervous regime
Emboldened by SHG movement, reservation in panchayats, women emerge as key constituency
Orissa kendu leaf workers end strike
Grim reality of India's poverty dip
Rs 1 crore due to NREGS workers in UP
NREGA’s technological sabbatical
Job cards of many to expire in 2011 and renewal would take time
How women seized NREGA
Farmers have decreased, farm labourers increased: census report
Only 54.6 per cent of total workers in India are now part of the agriculture sector
Our smaller future
Accountability is oxygen to civic life : How India could have managed COVID-19 better
Lessons from Right to Information and other welfare laws could have led to more transparent and smooth relief plans
Will MGNREGA help again? Rs 1,387 crore pending in wages
Migrant workers are returning to their home states again as COVID-19 pandemic lashes out brutally at several urban centres