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I write about #MGNREGA for @GenderITorg

For ~8cr rural women, MGNREGA is a crucial safety net that prioritises women in the workforce. Women accounted for 56.62% of the workforce last year.
Now, the two new mandates have caused all-round mayhem. (🧵1/n)…
FIRST: The online attendance with the #NMMS app.

Workers are losing out on their wages because of some ‘server issues’. Sarada, a worker for Rajasthan: “We are poor workers living from hand to mouth. Do they think we even know what a server is?” (🧵2/n)…
Surekha, a worker from Karnataka, has not been paid since the app was introduced. “Is it my fault that there is no network in the forest area where I live and work?” she asked.
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1/7: Very quick reading of #Budget2023-

🔸The #FinanceMinister claimed that #PMAwasYojana has jumped by 66%. In reality, allocations have dropped by 11% from ₹90K cr (AE 2021-22) to ₹79.5K (this year)

How many more jumlas will the @BJP4India Govt throw at India?
2/7: Not a single word in the FM’s speech for workers/labourers. Plus, only 0.1% allocation to Labour Ministry. Additionally, budget for the Employees Pension Scheme has halved, from ₹18,478 crores (AE 2021-22 to ₹9167 this year).

Na kaam karunga, na karne dunga?
3/7: For a Govt that claims to be pro-poor, it’s strange that allocations for #MGNREGA have dropped from ₹98,468 crores (AE 2021-22) to ₹60,000 crores this year.

That’s a drop of ₹38,468 crores at a time when more Indians depend on #NREGA for subsistence.
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#Forex reserves one of the largest; provide adequate buffer against global spillovers: FM in #LokSabha, quoting World Bank report
India has to work on becoming self-sufficient in fertiliser production, says Finance Minister #NirmalaSitharaman in #LokSabha
Finance Minister #NirmalaSitharaman hints at one more Supplementary Demands for Grants for #FY23 in #Budget session
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Snapshot of flagship central government schemes for #Telangana State. Image
Over the last 8 years, the Government of India under the leadership of PM @narendramodi has undertaken several initiatives towards the welfare of the people.
Through various central government institutions, the Government has been supporting various projects in #Telangana.
@NABARDOnline has given more than ₹ 16,000 crores for various rural infrastructure projects.

Central Government Banks including NABARD provided ₹ 86,000 crores of loans at low-interest rates for the #Kaleswaram Irrigation Project.
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Calling out #FakeClaim of @ArvindKejriwal on MGNREGA funds cut by Central Government:
Kejriwal is a compulsive broadcaster of malicious disinformation.
Kejriwal is a disingenuous populist and reckless rabble-rouser.
Here are the facts on #MGNREGA /#MGNREGS funds:
Tub-thumping disinfo publicist @ArvindKejriwal is ignorant of Central Budget.
•Modi Government has been flexible and raised allocation for #MGNREGS as and when needed.
•UPA consistently spent lower on MGNREGA than it Budgeted; Modi Government has done the opposite.
Modi Government spending on #MGNREGS has always been higher than budgeted.
•MGNREGA allocation was Rs 61,500 crore in Budget 2020-21.
•During pandemic Modi Govt increased MGNREGS allocation to an unprecedented Rs 1,11,500 crore, of which Rs 1,11,169 crore was actually spent.
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Weekly Infographics (1/7):

Unmet demand is consistently rising - this excludes the demand that is never even registered, hence missed from the data.
For #NREGA that guarantees 100 days of work, abysmally low proportion completed 100 days

#रोजगार_गारंटी_बढ़ाओ Image
The avg persondays that can be generated for each HH active that year, based on the budget allocation:

In last 5 FYs, highest no. of PDs possible is mere 54. Even in 20-21, when pandemic led to soaring #MGNREGA demand and revised budget was highest ever,avg was 49 days of work Image
Weekly Inforgraphic (2/7): Increase in rate of #Rural_Inflation is greater than increase in #NREGA wage rate in 4 out of last 5 years. The gap between the two is also increasing.

नरेगा मज़दूरी न्यूनतम मज़दूरी से कम क्यों ?

@MoRD_GoI Image
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Thanks to this story, there is renewed interest in understanding the truly alarming state of #UnemploymentInIndia.
I have been writing on #unemployment consistently. Here's a THREAD of some of the recent explainers I wrote for @IndianExpress (1/n)…
This is a good starting point to understand the issue at hand and to gain some conceptual clarity.
The data in all my pieces is either from #NSSO or @_CMIE…
Here's how we compare with our Asian peers.…
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A thread on Karnataka's Multi arch check dams just doing their job. We've built nearly 5000+ such dams in the last 5 years under MGNREGA. #MGNREGA
The check dam with arches is in best form when there is water trying to build pressure from behind. #mgnrega
On plain lands, reservoirs are created and bunds built to store rain water. #mgnrega
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#MGNREGA To give birth to a scheme in UPA period , no doubt. But there was mess, and it was poorly utilized, leading to even CAG’s report, mentioning as to how the people who should have got it did not get it.…
UPA govt did not even have the actual numbers of farmers or workers who got enrolled on demand.…
In 2009-10 Budgeted Estimate (BE) was Rs. 39,100 crore; Revised Estimate (RE) was also Rs. 39,100 crore.
But the actual number, which was actually spent, was only Rs. 33,539 crore.
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Empowering to hear @nikhilmkss talk about 'new deal' needed to cater to inc. demand for jobs through #MGNREGA and idea of "MGNREGA +" which will include features of MGNREGA and Disaster Mgmt Employment Guarantee Pgm aimed at employment generation & post disaster rehabilitation.
Very thoughtful idea by @nikhilmkss of expanding #MGNREGA into services and how #Panchayats can leverage #labour force during disasters for last mile delivery such as the mass health services requirements we are currently facing during #Covid_19 crisis.
Nikhil Dey: The most under-researched aspect of #MGNREGA is that of nurturing the #environment. MGNREGA is a "natural" women's program and environmental program.

If you missed this insightful session by @nikhilmkss from @mkssindia, please watch it here:
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#LIVE | Finance Minister #NirmalaSitharaman outlines final tranche in govt's mega stimulus package
Track latest updates here…
Land, labour, liquidity & law will be our focus for today's briefing : FM @nsitharaman briefs media.
Track #LIVE updates here
@nsitharaman PM Garib Kalyan used the technology available to do direct cash transfer to the beneficiaries: FM @nsitharaman briefs media.
Track #LIVE updates here
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What is to be done about #COVID-19 in #India? "Can we be detached enough to see it as a spectacularly revelatory moment in history? A junction from where we decide which way to go. A moment to pursue debates on #Inequality & #Health Justice."@PSainath_org… ImageImage
"What to do,#ASHAs survive only on hope,"sighs Uma Patil.Village healthworkers who hold up the nation's primary healthcare system are paid tiny amts,get no benefits & struggle with shortages of supplies & long hrs. Regularise them.Give them protective ImageImage
The #health & lives of India’s #children, like 5.y.o Kynja are also in the hands of #anganwadi & #MidDayMeal workers. They are already on the frontlines of the battle – they too must be made full #employees, provided proper #wages, given protective gear. ImageImageImage
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1 KG free pulses (type depending on what is preferred) to be given monthly to poor families for next 3 months under Pradhan Mantry Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana : @nsitharaman 5 KG Rice/wheat already given monthly under the scheme.

#CoronavirusLockdown #21daylockdown #Covid19India
(2) Additional 5 KG free wheat/rice under Kisan Samman Nidhi to also be given over and above current limits : @nsitharaman

#CoronavirusLockdown #Covid19India
(3) Rs. 50 lakh per person medical insurance cover for medical workers, sanitary crews, Asha workers in villages and doctors fighting #coronavirusindia : @nsitharaman

#21daylockdown #Covid19India
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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here:
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[1/n]. Budgetary allocation for #MGNREGA has been slashed from Rs. 71,002 crore in 2019-20 (R.E.) to Rs. 61,500 crore in 2020-21 (B.E.) viz. a fall of Rs. 9,502 crore (-13.4%). URL is #UnionBudget2020 #EffectiveDemand #RuralDemand @kkuruganti @someshjha7
@kkuruganti @someshjha7 [2/n]. In comparison to #MGNREGA allocation of Rs. 60,000 crore in FY 2019-20 (B.E.), the rise in allocation in FY 2020-21 (B.E.) is just by Rs. 1,500 crore (viz. 2.5%). URL is #RuralWages #KeynesianIntervention @businessline @Outlookindia
@kkuruganti @someshjha7 @businessline @Outlookindia [3/n]. In Budget at a Glance document (, nominal #GDPgrowth in 2020-21 over 2019-20 is expected to be 10%. It means that #MGNREGA allocation (B.E.) as %age of #GDP in 2020-21 is expected to be lower vis-a-vis what was there in 2019-20. #UnionBudget2020
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Budgetary allocation for #MGNREGA has been slashed from Rs. 71,002 crore in 2019-20 (Revised Estimates) to Rs. 61,500 crore in 2020-21 (Budget Estimates) viz. a fall of Rs. 9,502 crore (-13.4%). URL is… #EffectiveDemand
In comparison to #MGNREGA allocation of Rs. 60,000 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.), the rise in allocation in 2020-21 (B.E.) is just by Rs. 1,500 crore (viz. 2.5%). #unionbudget_2020 @newsclickin @sayantanbera @the_hindu @rozi_roti @NREGA_Sangharsh
@newsclickin @sayantanbera @the_hindu @rozi_roti @NREGA_Sangharsh Headline #retailinflation increased to 4.1% in 2019-20 (Apr-Dec, 2019) as compared to 3.7% in 2018-19 (Apr-Dec, 2018), according to #EconomicSurvey2020. URL is… #MGNREGA #Budget2020 #FiscalStimulus #RuralDemand
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Named after #MahatmaGandhi, the #MGNREGA, one of the largest #publicworks programme in the world, came about because of inadequate govt schemes that weren't meeting the demand for #rural #employment.… Image
Recognizing there was persistent #unemployment in rural areas – and no #SocialSecurity mechanism for the #poor, the #MGNREGA aims to provide #wage #employment to poor #rural households, strengthen rural #livelihoods, and ensure #socialinclusion. #GandhiAt150
The Act guarantees that state govts will set up schemes to provide no less than 100 days of #employment in one financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual #work.
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