But Research by JNU profs shows inequality has increased in both rural & urban areas

Decision on rabi MSP soon: The Cabinet is expected to take a decision on the MSP of rabi crops, including wheat, soon.

Sharad Pawar had mooted the idea last week.
Jairam RameshIn a season of inter-ministerial rifts, another one has surfaced. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh is opposed to using funds under the government’s flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to provide cheap agricultural labour to farmers.

Bhopal : On one hand MP Audit and Financial Management Software has been evolved for bringing about transparency in Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to ensure timely payment to labo

Concern over protecting the ‘holy cow’ status to the job guarantee programme, MGNREGA, appears to be overshadowing genuine worries in the government over increasing shortage of unskilled farm labou

Experts question rural development ministry

Participation of people from the general category in the government

Chandigarh Sitting at the edge of fields in the heart of India

Kerala plantation owners do not find enough workers despite offering higher pay
Acoconut plantation in Thrissur, Kerala, recently advertised in the local media for experienced men to pluck coconuts at a monthly salary of Rs 11,250 plus accommodation, which would work out to another Rs 3,000.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during the period July 2009 - June 2010 carried out an all-India household survey on the subject of employment and unemployment in India as a part of 66th round of its survey programme.

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