Archive for July, 2008

This is what the impoverished villagers of Jharkhand know of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
A government initiative aimed at curbing migration, providing rural employment and developing villages – has resulted in murders and suicides.

This is what NREGA has meant for Tapas Soren.
The corruption within NREGA drove him to immolate himself.

After 60 years of independence the Indian government has conferred the right to employment and information to rural India.

But can the bureaucracy really allow this to come to pass?
Can power ever be given to the people?


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