The Finance Ministry allocated 22 per cent less funds for MGNREGA in revised estimates for the current financial year (2023-24), as compared to Rs 1.1 lakh crore sought by the Rural Development Ministry, shows a Parliamentary committee report tabled in the Lok Sabha on February 08, 2024.

In accordance with Article 151(2) of the Constitution of India, the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Performance Audit on ‘Implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Punjab’ - Government of Punjab, was forwarded to the State Government on 16 February 2023 for laying in the State Legisl

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on December 09, 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.This Act may be called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Act, 2022.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (2021-22) deals with the action taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations contained in their Twentieth Report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) on 'Critical Evaluation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)’ of the Ministry of Ru

This paper studies the impact of high global food prices on household welfare in India. Use the 2007-08 surge in global food prices and household share of area under rice and wheat at the baseline to show that food cultivating households gain from high prices. These welfare gains mainly accrue to net food producers.

Observing that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a last “fall-back” option for many in the rural areas, a Parliamentary committee has recommended increase in guaranteed days of work from 100 to 150 under the rural job guarantee scheme.

There are several aspects of climate-induced short-term or circular migration, especially in combination with other socio-economic factors, that are not fully understood. Without reliable data on the pattern of circular migration, policymakers can not recognise or address migrants’ needs, issues and vulnerabilities.

This report released on May 5, 2021 by the Azim Premji University investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted vulnerable households, whether the policy measures enacted thus far were effective, and what more can be done. Earnings of 230 million Indians fell below national minimum daily wage of during the first wave revealed the report

This study looks at trends in Indian farm wages, analyses their linkage with food prices, and identifies factors which drove their growth in real terms. Employ quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques for this purpose.

Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economies rendering millions without employment. A number of countries have turned to labour market interventions to protect workers. India leverages on a workfare programme, the MGNREGA, to provide a fallback option for workers in rural areas.