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#India – Welfare deaths – Delayed NREGA payments drive workers to suicide #WTFnews

Sandeep Pai, Hindustan Times   December 29, 2013   Mahatma Gandhi urged us, in our moments of doubt, to recall the face of the poorest person we may have seen and ask ourselves whether the step we are contemplating is likely… Continue Reading →

In India, to do well, don’t talk about the poor

By Ullekh NP, ET Bureau |   Jean Dreze, Economist & former NAC member ET SPECIAL: Checkout Luxury Home Trends Jean Dreze, until recently the intellectual driving force behind the National Advisory Council, is measured but unmistakable in his disenchantment with many… Continue Reading →

Cash transfers: UIDAI’s newest battle is with finance ministry #uid #biometrics #aadhar

      30 OCT, 2012, 05.59AM IST, M RAJSHEKHAR,ET BUREAU In its short life, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has seen its fair share of skirmishes. Its latest skirmish is with an arm of the finance ministry, thedepartment… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Journalist assaulted in Assam for exposing corruption

Introduction: A local newspaper reporter was severely assaulted in Cachar district of Assam state in North East India while he was returning home after collecting information, and taking photographs, of alleged irregularities in works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee… Continue Reading →

Worked under NREGA 6 months back, No payment yet

Raja from Satna district in Madhya Pradesh says his family members worked in some work under National Rural Employment Gaurantee Scheme ( NREGA ) in August last year but all the 15 workers have not got their wages. They have… Continue Reading →

Enrolment saga – Usha Ramanathan

The incentive of inclusion appears not to be sufficient to get people to enrol for the UID, so the strategy has shifted to the threat of exclusion. THE Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has ambitious targets to meet. The… Continue Reading →

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