Migrant Workers Current Affairs - 2020

Average Monthly Income of workers under MGNREGA doubled during lock down

The CRISIL report says that the average income of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has doubled during COVID-19 lock down. Key Findings of the report The period of April-July witnessed 46% growth in work execution under the scheme. The average per day wage increased by 12% according to the report. The push Read More…

Women share in NREGS dips to 8-year low

An analysis of data available at the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) portal says that the share of women in the NREGS is the lowest since 2013-14. It has dipped to 52.46%. Highlights According to the data, there are 13.34 crore active beneficiaries under NREGS. Of this, 6.58 crores are women. The data also Read More…

Karnataka Government to build “Transit Homes” for Migrant Workers

The Karnataka Government is to build transit homes for migrant workers. The homes aim to provide better living conditions for the migrant workers. This is being launched because of the reverse migration in Karnataka amid lock down. Highlights The project is being launched with an inspiration from “Apna Ghar” project of Kerala. The expected cost Read More…

Indian Railways generate 6,40,000 days of work under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

The Indian Railways have generated more than 6,40,000-man days under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan in six states. They are Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh. Highlights Till August 21, 2020, around 12,276 workers have been enrolled under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan. The Indian Railways had identified the following works under the scheme Construction Read More…

Actor Sonu Sood launches “Pravasi Rojgar App”

On July 22, 2020, actor Sonu Sood launched “Pravasi Rojgar App”. The application provides all necessary information to find jobs and offer specific job training programmes. Highlights The actor has been helping migrant workers reach their homes during lock down. The application “Pravasi Rojgar” will act as a platform for the workers to find right Read More…