Government Is Preparing The Ground For Decline Of Rural Jobs Programme

First published here: http://www.indiaspend.com/indiaspend-interviews/government-is-preparing-the-ground-for-decline-of-rural-jobs-programme-11191 Mumbai: In the budget for 2018-19, the government allocated the largest sum for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the world’s largest job-guarantee programme, since its launch in 2006. Yet, the allocation was no more than the 2017-18 revised estimate (that approximates actual requirement) of Rs 55,000 crore. In 2012-13, the share of MGNREGS was... Continue Reading →

Government Is Preparing The Ground For Decline Of Rural Jobs Programme

- Shreehari Paliath [MA Dev, 2014-16] first posted @ http://www.indiaspend.com/indiaspend-interviews/government-is-preparing-the-ground-for-decline-of-rural-jobs-programme-11191 Mumbai: In the budget for 2018-19, the government allocated the largest sum for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the world’s largest job-guarantee programme, since its launch in 2006. Yet, the allocation was no more than the 2017-18 revised estimate (that approximates actual requirement) of Rs 55,000 crore.... Continue Reading →

Munda tribes of Jharkhand desire inclusive development

First published here: https://www.villagesquare.in/2018/08/27/munda-tribes-of-jharkhand-desire-inclusive-development/ By Tripta Sharma works as a senior project manager at ACCESS Development Services, Delhi. (Views are personal) Once self-sufficient, the Munda farming community in Jharkhand has accepted changes in governance that promises social and economic development. But, inclusive development has eluded them The image of a Munda in his dhoti is a familiar... Continue Reading →

Alumni Stories : Anjali Vijayan

By Anjali Vijayan (MAE - 2014) Born and raised in Madhya Pradesh, a native from Kerala. The growing up adolescent years made me question on cultural, social identities. I used to deeply disregard the notion of freedom -given by others and power exercised by the privileged. After doing graduation B.Tech in Bioinformatics, still the desire... Continue Reading →

We Will Not Accept Any Decision That Undermines The State’s Fiscal Domain: Kerala Finance Minister

First published here: http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/we-will-not-accept-any-decision-that-undermines-the-states-fiscal-domain-kerala-finance-minister-23370     Mumbai: The finance commission is a constitutional body created every five years to decide on Centre-state financial relations. The latest panel constituted for 2020-2025 was asked to use the 2011 population census for deciding every state’s share of the central taxes. This may mean that states with higher populations will receive more central... Continue Reading →

Govt Claims Rise in “Forest Cover”, Experts Say Definition Flawed

First published here: http://factchecker.in/govt-claims-rise-in-forest-cover-experts-say-definition-flawed/   Mumbai: A misrepresentation of the word “forest cover” has led to a flawed government conclusion that India’s forests grew by 6,778 sq km or 1%–about the size of Sikkim–over two years to 2017, various experts told FactChecker.   This increase includes forests converted to commercial plantations, degraded and fragmented forests, and the health... Continue Reading →

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