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The Whys and Whats of India’s Rural Jobs Scheme

The Whys and Whats of India’s Rural Jobs Scheme

  The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum…

Why 150 Million Rural Indians Could Be Affected By Job Losses

Why 150 Million Rural Indians Could Be Affected By Job Losses

  India’s new government has apparently decided to restructure the United Progressive Alliance’s flagship anti-poverty programme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The scheme confers the right…

Maids, Labourers, Guards: India’s Main Job Hopes

Maids, Labourers, Guards: India’s Main Job Hopes

  During his triumphal speech to the Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden in New York last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of the talent of Indian youth, exemplified…

Aim To Finish Water Projects In My Constituency: AITMC’s Saugata Roy

Saugata Roy, All India Trinamool Congress candidate from Dum Dum, West Bengal, says that his main goal if elected, is to finish the two water supply projects at Dum Dum…

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Can Generate Jobs: SS’ Chandrakant Khaire

Chandrakant Khaire, Shiv Sena candidate from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, says the first public-private partnership (PPP) project for drinking water was implemented in the area because of his efforts. Khaire feels about…

Boosting Tourism Can Provide More Employment: JKNC’s Mehboob Beigh

Dr. Mehboob Beigh, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) candidate from Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir, says the Government is trying to provide employment to people but there is a need…

Ensuring Employment Responsibility of Govt: CPI’s Uma Maheswari

R T Uma Maheswari, Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate from Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, says that the issue of lack of access to drinking water in the area has been…

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