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NREGA workers hold a sit-in in Delhi, call out Centre’s indifference

Workers from all over the country took part in the protest. Telangana’s Pulikalpana said the Centre was not providing adequate funds to the states, because most of the beneficiaries of MGNREGS were Dalitbahujans who didn’t have any other means of livelihood in their villages

On 2-4 August 2022, labourers working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) from all over the country gathered at Jantar-Mantar, New Delhi with the grouse that the central government has been indifferent to the scheme. They also demanded work and payment of their overdue wages. During the three-day protest, representatives of many political parties, including CPI General Secretary D. Raja, spoke in support of the demands of the labourers.

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