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The management information system of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 was hailed as a pioneering tool for enhancing transparency and accountability. However, it is now being used with impunity to centralise the programme and violate workers’ legal entitlements, causing frequent disruptions on the ground and opening new avenues for corruption in the programme.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Unemployment, 17/07/2017. As per the result of surveys on employment and unemployment conducted by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment, the estimated unemployment rate for persons aged 15 years and above on usual status basis was 4% during 2012-13 and 3.7% during 2015-16 in the country including Chhattisgarh. The state-wise details are at Annexure-I.

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Uninsured risk constrains households in their production decisions in many developing countries. Similarly to crop insurance, employment guarantees can support farmers in managing agricultural production risks.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on MGNREGS and Poverty Eradication, 16/03/2017. State/UT-wise estimated percentage of rural men and women working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Employment under MGNREGS, 16/03/2017. State/UT-wise details of households demanded employment, households provided employment, households provided 100 days of employment and average days per household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme during the last year and current year 2016-17 (as on 10.03.2017) is at Annexure.

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