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Urban unemployment climbs to 11.24% in August, rural 9.18%

Urban unemployment climbs to 11.24% in August, rural 9.18%

The unemployment rate for urban areas read 11.24 percent in August 2016, higher than the 9.18 percent in rural pockets, according to data compiled by BSE and CMIE.

MNREGA world's largest public works programme: World Bank

MNREGA world's largest public works programme: World Bank

India's rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA has been ranked as the world's largest public works programme, providing social security net to almost 15 percent of the country's population, the World Bank has said.

Employment rises 34% to 12.7 cr in 8 years to 2013

The number of employed persons in the country grew by 34.35 percent to 12.77 crore in eight years to 2013, according to the Sixth Economic Census.

Ensure rural jobs scheme helps farm sector: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday said there was a need to bring together the centre's rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA and farmers in such a way that it helps the farm sector and increases production.

MGNREGA not a hit in far off areas

The UPA government`s flagship MGNREGA
scheme appears to have failed in fulfilling its objective in
small and remote places.