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MGNREGA luring away labour from farm fields: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 17:56

Besides creating labour shortage in the agriculture sector, cost of farm production increased by upto 20 percent in Karnataka after implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Centre’s flagship programme aimed at alleviating poverty,revealed a new research study.

Jharkhand uses only Rs 1500 crore from MGNREGA funds: Jairam

Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 18:11

Dismissing charges of any sort of unfair treatment towards Jharkhand on developmental issues, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said Jharkhand spent only 1558 crore on MGNREGA programmes.

Labour shortage, wage hike hits Indian industry hard: FICCI

Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 13:51

Government's flagship rural job guarantee scheme, MGNREGA, has led to labour shortages for the industry resulting in increased wage costs and hampering production, FICCI said on Sunday.

Frame rural employment schemes to benefit Muslim women

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 21:35

A state-level consultation of Muslim organisations has urged the Government to frame rural employment schemes that would benefit Muslim women also work from their home.