Govt. forms panel to look into MGNREGA’s efficacy

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes   Source: TH  Direction: There have been demands from several quarters in India to scrap the MGNREGA. The article emphasises that, while the scheme has flaws, it is not useless. This is …

MGNREGA:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Employment Related issues.   Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has submitted its report on the functioning of the MGNREGA to the Lok Sabha.   Challenges/concerns highlighted: There has always been a hike in the revised estimate over the budget estimate in the past. Delay …

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

GS Paper: 2 Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) What to study? For Prelims: Overview, implementation and bodies …

MGNREGA:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Employment Related issues.   Context: As per the latest economic survey: Demand for work under MGNREGA scheme has dropped from the peak of the first lockdown, but is still higher than pre-COVID levels. The highest demand for work under the scheme was seen in States which are usually the destination …

No money left in MGNREGA coffers:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Context: According to its own financial statement, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has run out of funds halfway through the financial year, and supplementary budgetary allocations …

Tamil Nadu Urban Employment Scheme:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Employment related issues.   Tamil Nadu Urban Employment Scheme Context: Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to implement the urban employment scheme in the state on a pilot basis. The scheme is aimed at providing livelihood and social security by increasing job opportunities and through creation and maintenance of public assets. …

TN announces a wage employment scheme for urban poor

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Context: This is an urban employment scheme proposed to be implemented by Tamil Nadu Government …

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) What to study? For Prelims: Overview, implementation and bodies established under …

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) What to study? For Prelims: Overview, implementation and bodies established under …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …

Tackling Left Wing Extremism (Naxalism) – Recent Measures Taken By Union and State Governments

In Prime Minister’s words, Naxalism is the biggest internal security threat being faced by India. He is not wrong. Naxals have killed more security personnel and civilians than victims claimed by terrorists and other extremists in North East India put together. Government has adopted both violent and peaceful strategies to tackle threat posed by naxals. …