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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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