Archive for October, 2010

October 31, 2010

Media coverage – 31st Oct 2010

‘Black Diwali’ for NREGA workers in Rajasthan
NDTV, 31st October 2010
(click here to see the video report)

NREGA vs Minimum Wage Act
Business Standard, 31st October 2010

Gehlot assured to write to PM on NREGS wages, says NGO
The Times of India, 31st October 2010

‘NREGS has never been implemented in the right spirit as was envisaged in the Act’
The Indian Express, 31st October 2010

Rajasthan MNREGA workers threaten to observe “Black Diwali”
The Hindu, 31st October 2010

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October 31, 2010

Media coverage – 21st Oct 2010

NREGA wages fight gathers steam
The Times of India, 21st October 2010

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October 31, 2010

Media coverage – 19th Oct 2010

State govt writes to Centre for enhancing NREGS wages
The Times of India, 19th October 2010

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October 31, 2010

Press Note – 31st October 2010

31st October 2010

Hindi Press Note

Open Statement on Minimum Wages by People’s Monitoring Committee

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October 31, 2010

Pictures from the Satyagraha – 30th October 2010

Pictures from the Satyagraha

Clicked on 30th October 2010

People who turned up for the public hearing
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Narayan Singh addressing the satyagrahis at the public hearing
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Banners put up outside the pandal of the public hearing at the dharnastal
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Richa addressing the gathering during the public hearing
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October 30, 2010

Press Note – 30th October 2010

Hindi Press Invitation

Hindi Press Note

Letter to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, dated 30th October 2010

Pictures of the public hearing held on 30th October 2010 can be found by clicking here.

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October 30, 2010

Media coverage – 30th Oct 2010

Cheating in Gandhi’s name. Centre deceives labourers out of wages
Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 44, Dated November 06, 2010

NAC favours statutory minimum wages for MNREGS workers
The Hindu, 30th October 2010

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October 29, 2010

Press Note – 29th October 2010

29th October 2010

In the NAC meeting held on 23rd October, 2010, issues related to the MGNREGA were discussed. The press release about these discussions is available at the NAC website, which may can accessed by clicking here. The same may be found below as well.

English Press Note from the NAC website about discussions on the MGNREGA in the NAC on 23rd October 2010

Meanwhile, the Mazdoor Haq Satyagraha welcomed the Samajik Parivartan Yatra for eradication of manual scavenging in India organized by the Safai Karamchari Andolan. Pictures can be found by clicking here. Today’s Hindi press note, which is below, gives more details.

Hindi Press Note on tomorrow’s public hearing and Safai Karamchari Andolan’s Samajik Parivartan Yatra

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October 29, 2010

Pictures from the Satyagraha – 29th October 2010

Pictures from the Satyagraha

Clicked on 27th October 2010

The Mazdoor Haq Satyagraha welcoming the Samajik Parivartan Yatra for eradication of manual scavenging in India organized by the Safai Karamchari Andolan.
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The bus used by the Samajik Parivartan Yatra for eradication of manual scavenging in India organized by the Safai Karamchari Andolan.
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When the Samajik Parivartan Yatra for eradication of manual scavenging in India organized by the Safai Karamchari Andolan came to the Mazdoor Haq Satyagraha.
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October 28, 2010

Press Note – 28th October 2010

28th October 2010

Hindi Press Note

Letter to the CM on bonded labour dated 28th October 2010

Bonded Labour Act in Hindi

The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976

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