Yeddyurappa seeks Rs 200 crore release

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday urged his successor D V Sadananda Gowda to immediately release Rs 200 crore for providing employment to people in drought-hit areas.

`Over half of India`s workforce self-employed`

More than half of the country`s overall workforce is self-employed, even as female employees receive less remuneration than their male counterparts for doing similar jobs, as per the data of a government survey released Friday.

Govt didn`t prevent NREGS fund diversion: SC

SC pulled up Centre for doing nothing to prevent states` diversion of funds allocated under MGNREGS.

NREGS fails to contain rural migration in Orissa: CAG

Despite implementation of
the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the
state, rural migration increased in Orissa by 116 per cent as
irregularities were galore in many fronts, according to the
CAG of India.

Monitoring panel to supervise NREGS implementation planned

Chief Minister V.Vaithilingam
has said a monitoring committee would be formed to supervise
the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (NREGS) in the Union Territory.

Sonia orders probe into rejection of NREGS job applications

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
on Wednesday took strong exception to the alleged rejection of over
15 thousand applications for job cards under the National
Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in her constituency.

UP govt warns against laxity in NREGS implementation

The Uttar Pradesh government
on Tuesday warned against any laxity and corruption in the
implementation of NREGS and asked concerned officials to
undertake random checking of works done under it.

Centre pats AP for its effective implementation of NREGS

Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Sunday
said that Union Minister for Rural Development C P Joshi had
appreciated the efforts of the Andhra Pradesh Government in
ensuring effective implementation of NREGS.

Gandhi`s name for UPA job scheme gets Parliament nod

Parliament today approved a bill
for naming UPA government`s flagship rural job guarantee
scheme after Mahatma Gandhi.

West Bengal hikes daily wage under NREGS

The West Bengal government on Thursday
hiked the daily wages of workers under National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme from Rs 81 to Rs 100, bringing it
on par with the Centre.

UP govt failed to check corruption in NREGS: BJP

Alleging corruption in the implementation of NREGS in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP today said the state government has failed to act against its officials.

Centre accepts suggestions of States under NREGS: The Hindu

Centre has accepted a number of recommendations of the State governments as job works to be taken up under the NREGS.

NREGS potential is partially fulfilled: Chief Justice

Though NREGS was successful in
limiting distress migration in some pockets of the country,
its potential had been "partially fulfilled", chief justice of
India Justice K G Balakrishnan said on Saturday.

Rural job scheme turning wage seekers into entrepreneurs

What is common between a small farmer whose son is studying medicine, a smuggler of valuable wood who gave up the illegal activity and an agricultural labourer who raised a loan to buy a buffalo?

NREGS helped preventing migration: Survey

UPA government`s flagship
scheme for providing livelihood to the poor in rural areas,
NREGS has helped arresting the flow of distress migration
from rural to urban areas, a city-based NGO has found in a

SMS governance system for NREGS launched in TN

To monitor implementation of
the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), a
mobile phone-based SMS system for sending attendance data of
labourers to the district Information Centre was launched here
on Sunday.

Salman charges UP govt of misleading people on NREGS

Union Minister Salman
Khursheed on Thursday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of trying
to mislead people by demanding fresh packages from the Centre
even as it has failed to fully implement NREGS in the state.

CAG raps UP govt for faulty payments in NREGS

Finding fault in the implementation of the NREGS by the UP dispensation, the government
auditor has said that suspicious payments were made under the
scheme with money given twice to 194 people having the same