Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

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Youth Job Guarantee in India – Improving over time

While politicians in the advanced economies think it is a clever strategy to deliberately create poverty via unemployment, there are now several countries which have implemented direct job creation schemes to counter the major problems associated with persistent unemployment. For example, the Argentinean government introduced the Jefes de Hogar (Head of Households) program in 2001 … Continue reading

India / World Bank calls National Rural Employment Guarantee Act a stellar example

The World Development Report 2014 has described the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act as a “stellar example of rural development\”. At the heart of the World Bank’s endorsement is the direct cash transfer (to bank and postal savings accounts) component of the rural employment programme. NREGA has been described as the perfect example … Continue reading

India | Textile sector loses 100,000 workers to NREGA in 5 years

The country’s biggest man-made fibre industry in the city, which contributes to about 40 per cent of the nation’s man-made fabric demand, is facing an acute shortage of workers. A huge chunk of skilled workers from states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh employed in the weaving and processing sectors have shifted to … Continue reading

India | National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is a drain critics say

Standing on a patch of arid, degraded land, 100 kilometers from southern Bangalore city, Ramapal, a member of the gram panchayat (local village administration), points to a roughly-dug canal feeding a narrow belt of green cultivation. “We cannot do without the government’s cash-for-work program,” he told Inter Press Service. “We are happy with the National … Continue reading

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