Rural Development Current Affairs - 2020

India to extend flagship jobs programmes in villages to cities

On September 2, 2020, the Government of India announced that it is to extend flagship jobs programme in villages to cities in order to help the workers left unemployed due to the pandemic. Highlights The programme when approved will initially be rolled out in smaller cities. This step is expected to cost 4.8 billion USD Read More…

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…

Ayushman Bharat: Migrant Workers to get insurance

The Government of India has extended its flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) to the migrant workers. Earlier, GoI had announced that the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries will receive free COVID-19 testing. Highlights The decision has been taken to help the migrant workers that have lost their jobs and livelihood due to lock Read More…

Central Employment Guarantee Council Meet chaired by Rural Development Minister

On June 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the 21st meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council. Highlights During the meet, it was highlighted that the GoI has created assets for irrigation and water conservation. Also, individual assets have been created to help agriculture under MGNREGA. All time Read More…