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TRS seeks linking of NREGA with agriculture

The ruling TRS in Telangana on Friday passed a resolution at its plenary meeting here urging the Centre to link the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) with agriculture.

Transplantation along highways could be linked to NREGA: Minister

The government on Wednesday said that transplantation work along national highways can be linked with NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme.

Modi govt not doing enough for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Modi govt not doing enough for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said India is essentially an agrarian economy, but the present government was not doing enough for the farmers.

Woman assaulted, head half-shaved over 'illicit relation' in Tripura

A 60-year-old tribal woman in Tripura was beaten mercilessly and left unconscious by some people who accused her of having an illicit love affair, the police said on Sunday.

50% of MGNREGA beneficiaries 'pay bribes' for payment: Study

A study by an autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance has claimed that "50 percent" of the MGNREGA beneficiaries "pay bribes" for payment of their wages.

NREGA spiked rural wages only 10%, rest is from MSPs: Rajan

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has dismissed the notion that the rural employment guarantee programme is behind the massive spurt in wages in rural areas.

Govt keen on full implementation of MGNREGA: Minister

Puducherry government is keen on ensuring full and absolute implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, welfare minister P Rajavelu said Monday.

Government to create awareness about MGNREGS

The government is planning to launch an awareness programme to highlight various aspects of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), an official said here Sunday.

MNREGS has benefited women, unskilled labourers the most

MNREGS, the UPA government's flagship rural employment guarantee scheme, has benefited women and unskilled labourers the most, an official said Tuesday.

EGoM to consider raising MNREGA work days to 150

Against the backdrop of drought in various parts of the country, a proposal to raise the number of assured employment days under MNREGA from 100 to 150 will be considered by an Empowered Group of Ministers next week with an aim of benefitting the farm labour.

Poor rain: Govt to converge MNREGA & other schemes

The government on Monday said it will converge the MNREGA and other schemes to meet the challenges of drought-like situation in several states and enhance imports of commodities in short-supply to control price rise.