Why MGNREGS workers sought police complaints against the PM
Non-payment of dues, insufficient funds cause for concern
After being at the receiving end of both militants and the state government, Kashmir's village heads are now threatening to boycott next year's …
MGNREGS: ‘Monument of failure’ or ‘saviour’?
On the 10th anniversary of the rural job guarantee scheme, Down To Earth evaluates its successes and drawbacks
Union Budget 2019-20: First time in five years, MGNREGA gets Rs 1,084 crore less
Budget allocation for Ministry of Rural Development gets Rs 5,200 crore extra
Study puts MGNREGS in Punjab under scanner
The employment scheme generated 20.23 average working days in the state against the mandated 100 days, according to a Punjabi University report
Centre to send babus to 255 water-stressed districts. Here’s what they should keep in mind
MGNREGS has implemented a slew of projects, but to hardly any effect. We need to look at the problem afresh
Telangana pushing for organic farming, but focus is now on giving respite to farmers
Telangana's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, Jupally Krishna Rao, says his government is offering loan waiver and subsidies to farmers
भूख से मौत का "आधार"
झारखंड के सिमडेगा में जो हुआ, उसकी पृष्ठभूमि आधार की अनिवार्यता और उसकी जटिलताओं के साथ शुरू हो गई थी।
Supreme Court issues directive for implementing MGNREGA, food security Act to tackle drought
In a bid to provide relief to households in drought-hit areas, the apex court directed the Centre to release funds to states for providing …
MGNREGS falls short of funds again despite increased allocation in rural sector
Pending liabilities in the scheme means that workers’ wages are unpaid
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
Interim Budget 2019: MGNREGA gets record allocation, but it’s still not enough
Looking at the increasing demand of work, the big amount of Rs 60,000 crore might still not be able to put an end to the ongoing rural crises
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?
It is not a drought
As they say, drought is a disaster one can see coming. Deficit monsoon creates situations for a drought. But it is not deficit monsoon, rather …
Budget 2017 Analysis with Sunita Narain
Centre for Science and Environment and Down to Earth analysed the 2017 Budget by Arun Jaitley. The major takeaway is that there is very little …
Great farm pond chase
According to Union Budget 2017-18, Centre expects to see one million farm ponds being built by March 2017. If the government continues to chase …
Gujarat v UPA: models of non-governance?
In defence of capitalism
Diluting MGNREGA does not make market sense
MGNREGA causing labour crisis: RBI
Rural households in six states said they prefer working under MGNREGA rather than traditional labour, leading to an agricultural labour crisis
MSP on crops has major impact on inflation: RBI
After government said that it will provide 1.5 times the MSP on cost of production of crops in the 2018-19 Union budget, RBI re-assessed the …
Drought but why: Jharkhand staring at food insecurity
Primarily a rain dependant state, Jharkhand is witnessing deficient rainfall for the past few years now and even its relatively well-off farmers …
Congress promises Rs 72,000 per year minimum income for poor
Calling it the Nyaya scheme, Rahul Gandhi said it will be an extension of UPA government’s flagship MGNREGS
MGNREGA scheme failed on many counts: report
In the last five years, the average person days of work generated per household under MGNREGS remained less than 50 across years
It is not a drought but a cumulative outcome of decades of policy sins
It is not deficit monsoon, rather the lack of policies and mechanisms to drought-proof susceptible areas that turn the situation into a crisis