Mahatma Gandhi NREGA: News

28 Mar 2024

Central Government

Centre revises MGNREGA wages ahead of Lok Sabha polls 

The Centre has announced a 3-10% increase in the wage rate for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers for fiscal year 2024-25.

16 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers to join widespread 'chakka jam'

Several farmers' unions have called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday, in solidarity with the "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

24 Jul 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan: Congress-opposition faceoff over CM Ashok Gehlot's minimum income scheme 

The opposition parties in Rajasthan, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have questioned the viability of the state government's recently passed minimum income guarantee law.

11 May 2022


ED arrests IAS officer Pooja Singhal in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal following two days of questioning in a money laundering case.

11 Feb 2021


Odisha woman turns laborer to pay engineering course fee

No work is small or insignificant, says 22-year-old Lozy Behera, an engineering diploma holder from Odisha, who had enrolled her name as a laborer under the MGNREGA scheme to fund her college fees.

24 Jun 2020


India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

06 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

A tribal group in Madhya Pradesh has said it will contest the year-end Assembly elections to form a tribal government in the state.

25 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year.

01 Feb 2019

Piyush Goyal

#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers

On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.

24 Nov 2018


Congress leader blames Raje government for corruption in Rajasthan

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot attacked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption and claimed that the state government led by her patronized liquor, land, and sand mafia.

20 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

BJP, RSS know they won't win next LS polls: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, at his first election rally at Champhai in Mizoram, today claimed that the RSS and the BJP know that they'll not win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

10 Nov 2018


Raman Singh has made Chhattisgarh almost Naxalism-free: Amit Shah

The Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh had made the state "almost free" of Naxalism and developed it as a hub of power and cement production, BJP president Amit Shah said while addressing a press conference in Raipur (capital of Chhattisgarh) today.

29 Jul 2018

West Bengal

No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar

Referring to the lynching of four people in Tripura, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

08 Jun 2018


MGNREGA laborers' son first to crack NEET in Rajasthan village

Krishan Kumar's tireless hard work has finally paid off as he is the only person in Sakhwara panchayat in Rajasthan's Dholpur district to clear NEET.

06 Oct 2017


Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

Continuing its big push for Aadhaar, the Centre has now made the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, and Kisan Vikas Patra.

28 Sep 2017


Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for government subsidies extended by 3-months

There is good news for those looking to avail government schemes and subsidies but missed the Aadhaar deadline.

12 Aug 2017


2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending

Keen on fulfilling development goals ahead of the 2019 General elections, the NDA government has hiked social sector spending in areas including housing, health and infrastructure over the next two financial years.

01 Feb 2017


Highlights of Union Budget 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said growth will recover in 2017.