The growing clamour for an urban jobs scheme2 min read . Updated: 05 Oct 2020, 06:53 PM IST
The Indian govt has been weighing the possibility of an urban jobs programme (without the ‘work guarantee’ feature that NREGA offers) at least since August 2019
Since April 2020, G.Mathivathanan, a senior bureaucrat in Odisha’s urban development department, has found himself in the middle of a large-scale social experiment. In response to the pandemic, Odisha decided to try something novel: bring the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) to cities and towns.
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