Articles

2015

NREGA in Rajasthan (Himanshu, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay, M R Sharan, EPW, 7 February 2015) 
India's rural employment programme is dying a death of funding cuts (Jayati Ghosh, Guardian, 5 February 2015)
Right to Work? (Puja Dutta, Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion, Dominique van de Walle, The World Bank, 2014)

2014 
NREGA in Kashmir (Mushtaq Ahmad Malla, Economic and Political Weekly, 27 December 2014) 
Scheming against the poor (T K Rajalakshmi, Frontline, 26 December 2014)
MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh's Tribal Areas (Diego Maiorano and Chakradhar Buddha, 20 December 2014) 
मनरेगा से क्या है मोदी को दिक्कत? (रीतिका खेड़ा, BBC Hindi, 25 नवम्बर 2014)
नरेगा मज़दूरों की काली दिवाली (ज्यां द्रेज़, प्रभात खबर, 22 नवम्बर 2014) 
Woman Participation and Rationing in the Employment Guarantee Scheme (Sudha Narayanan and Upasak Das, Economic and Political Weekly, 15 November 2014) 
NREGA is in need of reform: Jean Drèze, economist-cum-activist (Atmadip Ray, Economic Times, 12 November 2014)
Slow and steady: Lessons from MNREGA (Anindita Adhikari and Inayat Sabhikhi, Ideas for India, 10 November 2014)
Re-framing the MGNREGA debate (Yamini Aiyar, The Hindu, 8 November 2014)
How to reform and how not to (Mihir Shah, The Hindu, 4 November 2014)
Why this Attack on MNREGA? (EPW, 1 November 2014)
Ending destitution and distress (Brinda Karat, The Hindu, 25 October 2014)
Will the government heed calls to save rural jobs? (Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya, IndiaTogether, 15 October 2014)
Learning from NREGA (Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 23 August 2013)
MGNREGS: getting implementation right (Aiyar, 7 July 2014)
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, India:Examining Pathways towards Establishing Rights-Based Social Contracts (Deepta Chopra, European Journal of Development Research, 2014)
Pitfall Of Not Knowing (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, Outlook, 24 March 2014)
30 Percent Farmers to Vote for BJP in Upcoming Lok Sabha Elections: CSDS Survey (India Today, Neetu Chandra, 15 March 2014)
Supreme Court Nod for CBI Probe Into Alleged Irregularities in MGNREGA (DNA India, 15 March 2014)
Putting Out the Guarantee (The Indian Express, 15 March 2014)
NREGA: Effects and Implications (Nandini Nayak, NewsYaps, 12 March 2014)
What’s MSP? 62% of Farmers Have No Clue About Govt’s Price Promise (Financial Express, 12 March 2014)
Most Farmers aware of MGNREGA Scheme, But Not MSP: Study (Economic Times, 11 March 2014)
More than 75% Farmers Want to Leave Their Occupation (Business Standard, Sanjeeb Mukherjee, 11 March 2014)
Govt Confirms MGNREGA Wage Delay Suicides (Hindustan Times, Sandeep Pai, 5 March 2014)Now, 150 Workdays for Tribals Under MGNREGA (The Hindu, 28 February 2014)
Rural development ministry to come out with revised index for determining wages under NREGA (Dilasha Seth and Yogesha Seth Sharma, Economic Times, 15th Feb 2014)
Aadhaar not mandatory for MGNREGA wages (The Hindu, 13th Feb 2014)
MGNREGA: A tale of rural revival (Varad Pande, Live Mint and Wallstreet Journal, 10th Feb 2014)
Campaign to boost MGNREGA yields significant results (The Hindu, 6th Feb 2014)
Revise pay under Minimum Wages Act, MNREGA every 5 years: Jairam Ramesh (The Hindu, 4th Feb 2014)
Need to have parity of wage under MNREGA, Minimum Wages Act: Jairam Ramesh (The Economic Times, 2nd Feb 2014)
MNREGA facing crisis of implementation: Aruna Roy (The Economic Times, 1st Feb 2014)
Bring traditional industrial workers under MNREGA: INTUC (Business Standard, 1st Feb 2014)
MGNREGS wage rate to go up from April (Girija Shivakumar, The Hindu, 2 Feb 2014)
MGNREGA payscale in Jharkhand worries economist (Jaideep Deogharia, Times of India, 2 Feb 2014)
Claiming NREGA from below (Akansha Yadav, Indian Express, 28 January 2014)
Rural development ministry to launch MNREGA dashboard (Governance Now, 28 Jan 2014)
NREGS employees to get payment online (The New Indian Express, 27 Jan 2014)
Now, job scheme available for 150 days in forest areas (The Hindu, 20 Jan 2014)
Focus on developing 'rural-urban' clusters: Jairam Ramesh (The Hindu, 24 Jan 2014)
Restructuring NREGA will transform India’s rural landscape (Niti Central, 20 Jan 2014)
Textiles Ministry for inclusion of handloom weavers under NREGA (The Economic Times, 15 Jan 2014)
Failing to Build on Success (The Hindu: Business Line, 6 January 2014)
NHRC notice to Centre, seven states on NREGA deaths (Hindustan Times , 4 January 2014)
Relief for Job Scheme Beneficiaries Likely (Times of India, 1 January 2014)

2013
Delivery lacunae in social schemes (Business Standard, 23 December 2013)
NREGA Direction to State Governments (Ministry of Rural Development, 18 December 2103)
INDIA: जनगणना 2011 में किसान और खेतिहर मजदूर (सचिन कुमार जैन, Asian Human Rights Commission, 18 July 2013)
Sreelatha Menon: UPA's New Year gift (Sreelatha Menon, Business Standard, 7 December 2013)
Priority is finding new wage base: NREGA panel (Business Standard, 27 November 2013)
Link NREGA wages to a realistic CPI (Economic Times 27 November 2013)
New electronic system to disburse MGNREGA payment (Business Standard 25 October 2013)
The information poverty of a digitally-rich MGNREGA (Osama Manzar Live Mint 21 October 2013)
Fixing MGNREGA (Financial Express 19 October 2013)
Citizen Monitoring Report on MGNREGA (Odisha, September 2013)
What NREGA did: Rural women knocked out of real jobs (Vivek Kaul, First Post, 2 March 2013)
The poorest shun MGNREGA (Jitendra, Down To Earth, 31 January 2013)
Aadhar-Enabled Payments for NREGA Workers (Bharat Bhatti, Economic and Political Weekly, 8)

2012
Agricultural wages and NREGA: Exploring the myth (Kanika Mahajan, Live Mint, 5 November 2012)
The macroeconomics of NREGA (Ritwik Priya, Live Mint, 18 October 2012)
MGNREGA badly needs overhaul (Hindu Business Line, V Ramakrishnan and Mukul Asher, 17 October 2012)
NREGS: Interpreting the official statistics (Raghbendra Jha and Raghav Gaiha, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 47, Issue 40, 6 October)
Evaluation of NREGA wells in Jharkhand (Ankita Aggarwal, Aashish Gupta and Ankit Kumar, Economic and Political Weekly, 1 September 2012)
Much more than a survival scheme (Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, The Hindu, 31 August 2012)
Putting Kerala to work (Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 1 August 2012)
Experiments with Aadhar (Bharat Bhatti, Reetika Khera and Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 27 June 2012)
Aadhar and MGNREGA are made for each other (Neelakshi Mann, Varad Pande and Jairam Ramesh, The Hindu, 4 July 2012)
Bharat Bhatti, Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera respond
Unique Identity Crisis (Latha Jishnu and Jyotika Sood, Down to Earth, 15 May 2012)
A Walk into the Sun (Digvijay Singh, The Indian Express, 14 May 2012)
Does India's Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment? (Puja Dutta, Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion, Dominique van de Walle, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 16, 21 April 2012)
More Benefit than Cost (Alaka M. Basu, The Telegraph India, 27 March 2012)
We are now looking at NREGA 2.0 (Anil Padmanabhan and Elizabeth Roch, LiveMint, 2 Feb 2012)
Blocked Development (Lola Nayar, Outlook, 16 January 2012)

2011
A million opportunities lost (Richard Mahapatra, M Suchitra, Moyna, Down to Earth, 15 December 2011)
Tools of exclusion (Nikhil Dey, Frontline, Volume 28, Issue 24, 19 November - 2 December 2011)
NREGA Lines Pockets. Not for the poor (Abhishek Bhalla, Tehelka, 10 December 2011, Volume 8, Issue 49)
Welfare payments: Why Jharkhand's initiatives are relevant for all of India (M Rajshekhar, The Economic Times, 6 December 2011)
Employment Guarantee and Its Environmental Impact: Are the Claims Valid? (M Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, M V K Sivamohan and V Niranjan, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, Issue 34)
Job guarantee scheme to get farmer-friendly face (Iftikhar Gilani, Tehelka, 19 August 2011)
Polythene bags for Rs 16 lakh, Phone bill of Rs 6 lakh (Samarth Saran, Tehelka, 11 August 2011)
(Rakesh Tiwary et al, Economic and Political Weekly, 14 May 2011, Volume 46 Issue 20)
Villagers see Red over NREGA (Rakhi Chakrabarty, Times of India, 18 April 2011)
Experimenting with the right to work (Sreelatha Menon, Business Standard, 6 February 2011)
NREGA Wages: Ensuring Decent Work (Kamala Sankaran, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46 Issue 7)
An aam aadmi sarkar fights the poor (Vidya Subrahmaniam, The Hindu, 3 February 2011)
A Half Step (Editorials, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, Issue 3)
Wages of Tokenism (T.K. Rajalakshmi, Frontline, Volume 28 - Issue 03)
Maximum Denial (Harsh Mander, Hindustan Times, 24 January 2011)

2010
No guarantees anymore (Soumya Sivakumar, Hindu, 2 October 2010)
Wages of discontent (Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, Hindu, 22 October 2010)
NREGA’s Reality Check (Mehboob Jeelani, The Caravan, 1 May 2010)
Wages of Delay (Reetika Khera, Frontline, Volume 27 - Issue 10, 8-21 May 2010)
MGNREGA status report| Social Safety Net Proves Elusive (Ruhi Tewair, livemint.com, 8 May 2010)
MGNREGA status report| New Model for success in Andhra (C. R. Sukumar, livemint.com, 6 May 2010)
MGNREGA status report| Working towards empowerment (Ruhi Tewair, livemint.com, 6 May 2010)
MGNREGA status report| In the shadow of Maoism (Liz Mathew, livemint.com, 5 May 2010)
Slow but Steady Success (reetika Khera and Karuna Muthiah, The Hindu, 25 April 2010)

2009
No guarantees for work in Melghat (Meena Menon, The Hindu, 21 December 2009)
The System strikes back (Vidya Subrahmaniam, The Hindu, 17 December 2009)
Violence and threats bring a government to its knees (Vidya Subrahmaniam, The Hindu, 16 December 2009)
Dharna Report (16 November 2009)
Programming NREGS to succeed (Pramathesh Ambasta, The Hindu, 31 October 2009) 
Social and Political dividends from NREGA (Vidya Subrahmaniam , The Hindu, 19 October 2009)
NREGA audit: Bhilwara Shows the way (Vidya Subrahmaniam , The Hindu, 17 October 2009)
A tool of empowerment only enables more exploitation (Kathyayini Chamraj , infochangeindia.org, October 2009)
NREGS: not caste in stone (P. Sainath, The Hindu, 14 September 2009)
Rozgar ki Jung (Hindi) (Reetika Khera)
Where NREGA is a failure (Mahim Pratap Singh, The Hindu, 6 September 2009)
Rejigging NREGA, the wrong way (Brinda Karat, The Indian Express, 3 September 2009)
They don't see a drought (Richard Mahapatra, The Financial Express, 17 August 2009)
Entitlements under NREGA violated (Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta, Frontline, Volume 26; Issue 16; August 01-14 2009)
Dalits, the Poor and the NREGA (Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy, The Hindu, 27 August 2009)
Draft Bibliography on NREGA [27 August]
Find the side effects (Ila Patnaik, Indian Express, 10 August 2009)
Taking Goals of NREGA-I forward (Mihir Shah, The Hindu, 14 August 2009)
The Unfinished Agenda (Udit Misra, Forbes India, 20 July 2009)
NREGA is a Promise Half-kept (Shankar Raghuraman, The Times of India, 12 July 2009)
Bharat at Work (Sukumar Mahato, The Times of India, 12 July 2009)
Act fair, Give Rural Workers their Due (Jean Drèze, The Times of India, 12 July 2009)
Multiplier accelerator synergy in NREGA (Mihir Shah, The Hindu, 30 April 2009)
The Wages of Protest (Arundhati Dhuru and Sandeep Pandey, The Hindu, 5 April 2009)
NREGA: A People's Act, A Revolutionary Step and a Great Hope (31 March, 2009)
Operational Framework of NREGA needs overhaul (Jean Drèze, The Times of India, 30 March 2009)
NREGS: A Farce at Latehar (Pradeep Bhargava, India Together, 24 March 2009)
Broken Promises (Ashish Ranjan, Tehelka Magazine, Vol 6, Issue 10, 14 March 2009)
How safe are NREGS wage payments through banks and post offices? (Pradeep Baisakh, Infochange News and Features, February 2009)
Countering the Meltdown: Urban Employment Guarantee (Transparency Review, Volume II No. 1, January-February 2009)
Lok Adalat or Joke Adalat? (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, The Hindu, 22 February 2009)

2008
Work in Progress (Jean Drèze and Christian Oldiges, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 4), 14-27 February 2008)
Why the NREGA should not rely on banks (Anirban Kar, Business Standard, 02 February 2008)
The Battle for Employment Guarantee (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
Alternative to Migration (Kartika Bhatia and Ashish Ranjan, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
What Works Against Women (Reetika Khera and Nandini Nayak, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
Banned but still there (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
All is not well with the Wells (Kamayani Swami, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
Accounts of Corruption (Anish Vanaik, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
Pati Experience (Reetika Khera, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
Rajasthan way ahead (Reetika Khera and Anish Vanaik, Frontline(Volume 26 - Issue 1), 3-16 January 2008)
A Scene from the South (Karuna Muthiah, Frontline Volume 26 - Issue 1, 3-16 January 2008) [12 January]
From Accounts to Accountability (Jean Drèze a Reetika Khera, 6 December 2008)
Poverty, Migration and National Employment Guarantee Scheme (Sachin Kumar Jain, 2008)
Employment Guarantee and Women's Empowerment in Rural India (Navjyoti Jandu, October 2008)
NREGA: Andhra Pradesh shows the way (Mihir Shah & Prametheah Ambasta, The Hindu, 8 September 2008)
Songs of Hope (Nandini Nayak, The Hindu, 14 September 2008) [30 November]
Poverty, Migration and National Employment Guarantee Scheme (Sachin Kumar Jain, 2008)
Q&A: 'Public action powerful guarantee for social security' (Amrith Lal, The Times of India, 29 August 2008)
Empowerment Guarantee Act (Reetika Khera, Economic and Political Weekly, 30 August 2008)
NREGA and the death of Tapas Soren (Anish Vanaik, Economic and Political Weekly, 30 July 2008)
M.P. Government's tall claims on jobs scheme challenged (Staff Correspondent, The Hindu, 19 July, 2008)
Employment Scheme checking Migration (Special Correspondent, The Hindu, 20 July, 2008)
NREGA: ship without rudder? (Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 19 July, 2008)
NREGA: A Fine Balance (P. Sainath, India Together, 13 July, 2008)
More is not enough (Sebastian PT, Outlook Business, 28 June 2008)
Attacking the right to ask (Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, Indian Express, 14 June 2008)
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(NREGA) (2 June 2008)
NREGA: The way ahead (Centre for Science and Environment) [2 June, 2008)
From the Bottom Up (Yogi Aggarwal, Business India, 18 May 2008)
India's Rural Employment Scheme (The Economist (Print Edition), 24 April 2008)
Not much of a guarantee (Kaushik Basu, The Hindustan Times, 12 April 2008)
India's jobs plan goes nationwide (Mian Ridge, Christian Science Monitor, 8 April 2008)
Falling through the cracks (Kiran Bhatty, The Hindu, 16 March, 2008)
Governance reform key to NREGA success (Mihir Shah, The Hindu, 14 March 2008)
Nothing Ventured, Nothing learnt (C. P. Bhambhri, india-seminar.com, March 2008)
Employment Guarantee, Women's Work and Child Care (Sudha Narayanan, 1 March 2008)
In Orissa, NREGA is still a ray of hope (Pradeep Baisakh, India Together, 2 February 2008)
Two years of NREGA: The Road Ahead (Pramathesh Ambasta, P S Vijay Shankar and Mihir Shah, Economic and Political Weekly, 23 February 2008)
Corruption guaranteed (Bibhuti Pati, Tehelka.com, 8 February 2008)
Lifeline for the rural poor (Hindu, 25 January 2008)
My Budget Wish! (Shivnath Thukral, NDTV Profit, 24 January 2008) 
Employment guarantee: beyond propaganda (Jean Drèze, Hindu, 11 January 2008) 
Triumph of transparency (Sowmya Kerbart Sivakumar, Hindu, 6 January 2008) 
Move beyond spadework (S. B. Misra, Hindustan Times, 2 January 2008)


2007
Employment Guarantee: Progress so Far (Lalit Mathur, Economic and Political Weekly, 29 December 2007) 
A happy tale from two states (Yamini Aiyar, Op-ed, Indian Express, 27 December 2007) 
Social Audits in Andhra Pradesh: A Process of Evolution (Karuna Vakati Aakella, Sowmya Kidambi, Economic and Political Weekly, 24 November 2007) 
NREGA: Dismantling the Contractor Raj (Jean Drèze, Hindu, 20 November 2007) 
Failure of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Maharashtra (Chhaya Datar, Economic and Political Weekly, 42:34, 25-31 August 2007) 
The Hundred Days Basket (Nirmala Lakshman, Hindu, 14 August 2007) 
State Government considering creches on NREGA worksites (Hindu, 5 August 2007)
Social audit of job guarantee scheme (Hindu, 24 July 2007)
Employment guarantee: unfinished agenda (Jean Drèze and Siddhartha Lal, Hindu, 13 July 2007) 
Villupuram: Long Road to Employment Guarantee (Jean Drèze and Sowmya Kidambi, July 2007)
Villupuram: NREGA off the Beaten Track (NREGA Watch Tamil Nadu, July 2007)
Commendable act (Jean Drèze and Christian Oldiges, Frontline 24:14, July 2007) 
Future in a job card (Pamela Philipose, Indian Express, 28 June 2007) 
New hope for NREGA from Chhattisgarh (Avijit Ghosh, Times of India, 25 June 2007) 
Staff shortage, delayed wages under NREGA in Ranchi (Aditi Nigam, Financial Express, 25 June 2007) 
Sambhavnayen apar magar samasyaon ka ambar [Hindi] (Bhanwar Meghwanshi, People's News Network)
Pay Rs 2 for job guarantee (Financial Express, 5 June 2007)
Self defeating game (Telegraph, 5 June 2007)
Employment scheme takes its toll on farming (Khaleej Times, 1 June 2007)
Building Blocks (Hindustan Times, 30 May 2007)
There's a bit of sociology in rural jobs (Am Jigeesh, Financial Express, 29 May 2007) 
ATM-type facility for NREGP beneficiaries (The Hindu, 29 May 2007)
They don't trust private jobs anymore (Mukesh Ranjan, Financial Express, 28 May 2007) 
Barwani gets India's first wages for the jobless (Varun Jaitley, Financial Express, 26 May 2007) 
Koda passes job plan buck to Munda (Telegraph, 25 May 2007)
Graft slur on postmaster (Telegraph, 24 May 2007)
In Bilaspur, they've started dreaming again (Financial Express, 24 May 2007)
Corruption clouds UPA job scheme (The Indian Express, 23 May 2007)
Rural job study reveals sad story (Telegraph, 22 May 2007)
NREGP: no place for single women (P. Sainath, Hindu, 22 May 2007) 
ATM's there, but where has the money gone? (Shauvik Ghosh, Financial Express, 21 May 2007) 
NREGA audit gets underway in Jharkhand (Financial Express, 19 May 2007)
Social audit of job guarantee scheme (Hindu, 15 May 2007)
An Infusion Of Hope From Job Guarantee (Teresa Rehman,Tehelka, 12 May 2007) 
Call It A National Waste (Saikat Datta, Outlook, 23 April 2007) 
NREGA in Uttar Pradesh (Saikat Datta and Anuradha Raman, April 2007)
A Ten Foot Trench, Rs 14.50 (Saikat Datta, Anuradha Raman and Arindam Mukherjee, Outlook, 9 April 2007)
Too Late, Too Little (John Mary, Outlook, 9 April 2007) 
A Rural Dream? (Madhavi Tata, Outlook, 9 April 2007) 
Staff crisis hits NREGS at Dangs (Mahesh Langa, Indian Express, 9 . April 2007) 
Central scheme reaches right hands in Wayanad (NewIndPress.com, 27 March 2007) [Subscription only]
Women to benefit more from NREGP (NewIndPress.com, 27 March 2007) [Subscription only]
Social audits should be given to individuals, not NGOs (Express News Service, 26 March 2007)
NREGP - a pedestal for growth in rural India (MyIRIS, 25 March 2007)
`Revise project guidelines' (Hindu, 21 March 2007)
Now, NREGP wages through post offices, banks (Hindu, 14 March 2007)
AIDWA seeks justice in payment of minimum wages (Hindu, 13 March 2007)
More spending on education and health (Economist, 6 March 2007) [Subscription only]
Dangs gets second highest fund but utilises the least (Mahesh Langa Indian Express Ahmedabad Newsline, 3 March 2007) 
Accountable & powerless (Central Chronicle, 5 February 2007)
Challenging corruption with social audits (Karuna Vakati Aakella and Sowmya Kidambi, Economic and Political Weekly, February 2007) 
Among victims are Bihar labourers who had job guarantee cards but no job (Jai Prakash Yadav Indian Express, 9 January 2007) 
 

2006
Pamela Philipose, Getting on with the jobs (Indian Express, 30 December 2006)
Subodh Ghildiyal Rural jobs scheme may get an expansion (Times of India, 22 December 2006)
Department of Information and Public Relations, Himachal Pradesh Himachal planing to implement National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to complete state (myHimachal, 21 December 2006)
Tarannum Manjul No room for disabled in rural employment scheme (Indian Express, 20 December 2006)
Pawan Bali No guarantee under NREG scheme (CNN-IBN, 17 December 2006)
Sutirtho Patranobis UPA flagship scheme attracts attention (Hindustan Times, 17 December 2006)
Kiran Bhatty Job Guarantee Plan Upsets Rural Pecking Order (Development-India, 15 December 2006)
Prakash Louis NREGA Implementation - II: Birth Pangs in Bihar (Economic and Political Weekly, 2 December 2006)
Arun Jacob and Richard Verghese NREGA Implementation - I: Reasonable beginning in Palakkad, Kerala (Economic and Political Weekly, 2 December 2006)
Mick Moore and Vishal Jadhav, The Politics and Bureaucratics of Rural Public Works: Maharashtra s Employment Guaranteed Scheme (Journal of Development Studies, November 2006)
Palak Nandi Working Model: EGA in Dungarpur (Sunday Express, 5 November 2006)
Meera Vishvanathan, An act that works (Times of India, 18 October 2007)
Etmad Khan, Poverty guaranteed (Tehelka, 7 October 2007)
Jasvir Singh Problem of wages (Times of India, 3 October 2006)
Editorial First lessons: Focus on NREG programme in poorer states (Financial Express, 30 September 2006)
Sonu Jain Gaps in implementation stifling NREGA success: Review panel (Indian Express, 28 September 2006)
Rajiv Shah Report slams state record on rural jobs (Times of India, 15 September 2006)
Express News Service On EGS probe, State gets babus' rap (Indian Express, 12 September 2006)
Jean Drèze Employment Guarantee Inaction (Hindu, 12 September 2006) [pdf]
Sreelatha Menon Plugging It (Business Standard, 16 August 2006) [Subscription only]
(Times of India, 9 August 2006)
Sreelatha Menon Village `dole` takes baby steps amid apathy, graft (Business Standard/Rediff, 7 August 2006)
Gayatri Sahgal A Survey of Reality
Brinda Karat (2006) Status of NREGA in Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu (Letter to Shri P. Chidambaram, July 2006)
Bela Bhatia and Jean Drèze Employment Guarantee on the Ground: Insights from Jharkhand (Economic and Political Weekly, July 22, 2006)
Reetika Khera Employment guarantee and migration (17 June 2006)
Jayati Ghosh The Children of Migrant Workers (3 June 2006)
Nirmala Lakshman Employment guarantee - signs of transformation (Hindu, 11 May 2006)
Sowmya Kerbart Sivakumar Walking with a purpose (Frontline 23:9, May 06-19)
Kiran Bhatty Rural Job Guarantee Scheme Passes Muster (Inter Press Service News Agency, May 3)
Sandipan Sharma Centre planning EGA wage cut, say activists on ground (Indian Express, April 28)
Avijit Ghosh Job scheme gets feminised in south Rajasthan (Times of India, April 26)
Krishnamurty, J Employment Guarantee and Crisis Response (Economic and Political Weekly, 4 March 2006)
(Times of India, 1 March 2006)
Bisht, Arvind Singh Rural employment: No guarantee yet (Times of India, 19 February 2006)
Zora, Parwani and Kranti Kumara Band-aid for a social calamity (World Socialist Website, 14 February 2006)
Anand, Panini Bharat mein Rozgar Guarantee Yojana laagu (BBC Hindi, 2 February 2006)
Anand, Panini 200 zillon mein rozgar guarantee yojana (BBC Hindi, 2 February 2006)
Anand, Panini Kya hain yojana se judi ashaein (BBC Hindi, 2 February 2006)
Anand, Panini Rozgar yojana nahi, rozgar kanoon (BBC Hindi, 2 February 2006)
Sastry, Trilochan An autonomous NREG Agency needed (India Together, 29 January 2006)
Sule, Surekha Gearing villages up for entitlements (India Together, 12 January 2006)
Prakash Louis (2006) NREGA Implementation - II: Birth Pangs in Bihar (Economic and Political Weekly, 2 December 2006)
Institute for Human Development (2006) A study of the NREGA in Bihar
Arun Jacob and Richard Verghese (2006) NREGA Implementation - I: Reasonable beginning in Palakkad, Kerala (Economic and Political Weekly, 2 December 2006)
Survey to monitor implementation of the NREGA: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh (Presentation by Jayati Ghosh to Ministry of Rural Development on a survey by the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, 30 August 2006) [Powerpoint]
Fact Finding Report on the Status of implementation of scheme under NREGA in Bengabad Block of Giridih District, Jharkhand (Mazdoor Kisan Samiti & Nari Shakti Sangathan, Jharkhand, September 2006)
Fact Finding Report on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Tamil Nadu (TN-FORCES, 8 September 2006)
All India Agrarian Labourers' Association (AIALA), 2006 Employment Guarantee Act: Tall Claims and Ground Realities; Soaring Prices, Crumbling Public Distribution System, and the UPA Government (Report of a public hearing, 17 August 06, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi)
Jan Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan (JADS) (2006) Struggles to ensure employment and minimum wages in Barwani [ZIP]
SRIJAN (2006) Three-day padyatra by SRIJAN to create awareness on NREGA
Participatory Research and Action (PRIA) (2006) Implementation of NREGA - Experience so far [ZIP]
Report of conference on NREGA in Bhawanipatna, Orissa
Report of social audit at Budiar, Orissa
Implementation of NREGA in Bhawanipatna block of Kalahandi
Anil Varghese, Rajkumar, Spurthi Reddy (2006): Worksite survey of projects under national food for work programme in District : Dungarpur Block : Bichchiwada
Sachin Jain (2006) Poverty, migration & national rural employment guarantee scheme a case study on Sahariya primitive tribal group in Madhya Pradesh (June 2006)
Janpath and Sabar Ekta Manch (2006) Status Report on Implementation of NREGA in Gujarat (May 2006)
Tribal migration: whither employment guarantee?
Preliminary report of a multi-district survey on EGA
Asha (2006), Victory for labourers on May Day (1 May 2006)

2005
Jain, Sonu Rich, poor, all states are in job guarantee net (Indian Express, 8 December 2005)
(Business Line, 29 November 2005)
Jain, Sunil Problems in panchayati paradise (Business Standard, 28 November 2005)
Tiwary, Deepti Right to Food (Tehelka, 5 November 2005)
Eyal, Nadav Things we can learn from India (Maariv, 31 October 2005)
Sen, Amiti PMO to keep tabs on key programmes (Financial Express, 25 October 2005)
Olson, Maxine Work for pro-poor growth (Economic Times, 20 October 2005)
Chatterjee, Manini Spoils of the Soil (Indian Express, 16 October 2005)
Karat, Brinda Towards Implementing the Rural Employment Guarantee Act (People's Democracy, 16 October 2005)
Bagchee, Aruna Political and Administrative Realities of the EGS (Economic and Political Weekly, 15 October 2005)
Kannan, K. P. Linking Guarantee to Human Development (Economic and Political Weekly, 15 October 2005)
Gopal, K. S. Is the Euphoria Justified? (Economic and Politica. Weekly, 15 October 2005)
Chandra Mohan, N. Jobbing through to the elections (Sify Online, 5 October 2005)
Varada Rajan, W. R. Employment guarantee passed, what next? (The Working Class, September 2005)
Sridhar, V. Bias in the criticism (Frontline, September 23)
Sridhar, V. Empowering the rural poor (Frontline, September 23)
Vardarajan, Siddharth Why India's poor need an employment guarantee (Interview for ABC TV, September 15)
Cherian, Thomas Adding jobs, but at what cost? (International Herald Tribune, September 14)
Chary, Venkat R. REGS: Grossly Miscalculated? (Hindu Businessline, September 9)
Venu, M. K. Leading reform is a two-way street (Economic Times, September 6)
Bhalla, Surjit Singh Job scheme: A means to siphon off money (Rediff, September 5)
Shukla, Rajeev Time for change (Indian Express, September 2)
Ganapathy, Nirmala Rural employment bill: World is watching India (Indian Express, September 1)
Morris, Sebastian Employment guarantee scheme is a still-born child; try land reforms (Financial Express, August 30)
Philipose, Pamela Employment Guarantee Shield (Indian Express, August 29)
Singh, Tavleen Marxists begin to see the light, not Sonia (Indian Express, August 28)
Bahuguna, Nitin Jugran A guarantee to work? (Hindu, August 29)
People's Victory; Safeguard It (People's Democracy, August 28)
Gaiha, Raghav From workfare to poverty alleviation (Business Standard, August 27)
Jha, Prem Shankar A surrender to populism (Domain-B, August 26)
Giveaway governance (Indian Express, August 25)
Ganguli, Amulya Turn left for disaster (Asian Age, August 25)
Chopra, Anuj India moves to spread wealth (Christian Science Monitor, August 25)
Mehta, Pratap Bhanu Sense and Consensus (Indian Express, August 24)
Jalan, Bimal Wanted: A Barefoot Minister (Indian Express, August 24)
LS passes Employment Guarantee Bill (Hindu Business Line, August 24)
Alagh, Y. K. A scheme in search of a plan (Indian Express, August 24)
Lok Sabha passes Rural Employment Bill (Hindustan Times, August 24)
LS passes Employment Guarantee Bill (Sify, August 24)
Govt rejects BJP move on jobs Bill (Business Standard, August 23)
Vardarajan, Sidharth Minimum wages must be treated as sacrosant (Hindu, August 23)
Anand, Panini Rozgar Guarantee vidheyak paarit (BBC Hindi, August 23)
All about India's rural job guarantee bill (Rediff, August 22)
Pie in the sky? (Economic Times, August 22)
Guarantee this (Indian Express, August 20)
Ninan, T N Fools rush in (Business Standard, August 20)
Ramachandran, Nira Taking the Bill to the people (Indian Express, August 20)
Answer the critics (Financial Express, August 20)
Patnaik, Ila Will it reduce poverty or fill corrupt pockets? A 7-item reality check (Indian Express, August 19)
UPA plays its CMP trump card: job Bill (Indian Express, August 19)
Anand, Panini Rozgar Guarantee vidheyka lok sabha mein pesh (BBC Hindi, August 18)
Sonia defends Employment Guarantee Bill (NDTV, August 18)
Pulin Nayak Changing the face of rural India (Business Standard, August 18)
Amendments to jobs Bill criticised (Hindu, August 18)
Left leaves imprint on job bill (Indian Express, August 18)
Chatterjee, Mohua and Subodh Ghildiyal Employment Guarantee Bill gets big boost (Times of India, August 18)
Mandar, Harsh The Battle Against Hunger (Indian express, August 18)
Employment Guarantee Bill to be tabled tomorrow (NDTV, August 17)
Govt, Left sort out differences over employment scheme (Hindu, August 17)
Farooqui, Mahmood Redeeming a pledge (Indian Express, August 17)
EGS muster roll will now be a public document (Indian Express, August 17)
Job guarantee Bill to be presented today (Financial Express, August 17)
Aarthi Ramachandran Jobs guarantee Bill may be tabled today (Business Standard, August 17)
Left parties find difficulties in Employment Guarantee Bill (Malayali Manorama, August 16)
Roy, Aruna and Nikhil Dey Guaranteeing action for employment (Hindu, August 15)
Mehta, Vinod Shining Shame (scroll down for article) (Outlook, August 15)
Gupta, Smita Parliament Panel Slams Employment Bill (People's Democracy, August 14)
Dasgupta, Swapan Rename REGA as Corruption Guarantee Scheme (Pioneer, August 14)
Drèze, Jean Time to Clean Up (Times of India, August 13)
Drèze, Jean Employment Guarantee and its Discontents (published as "Totally Off Target" in Times of India, August 12)
Kundu, Amitabh and Niranjan Sarangi Issues of Urban Exclusion (Economic and Political Weekly, August 13)
A Vaidyanathan Need for involvement of States (Economic and Political Weekly, August 13)
Jain, L. C. Putting Panchayats in charge (Economic and Political Weekly, August 13)
Kapoor, Ravi Shanker A Recipe for Disaster (Indian Express, August 12)
Jha, Prem Shankar Deliver Us From the Abyss (Outlook, August 12)
Mohan, N. Chandra Loot for Work Programme? (Outlook, August 11)
Can India support the rural employment plan? (Times of India, August 10)
Solapur's sieve (Indian Express, August 9)
Keskar, Prasanna Kumar Lesson for Delhi? In model state, 9-cr job scheme fraud (Indian Express, August 8)
Times of India Editorial, Down to Earth (Times of India, August 8)
Dogra, Bharat Jobs and Options (Times of India, August 8)
Chakraverti, Sauvik Employment Guarantee a Hoax (Indian Express, August 6)
Chenoy, Kamal Mitra No Capital without Labour (Indian Express, August 6)
EPW Editorial, Employment Guarantee: Setting Legislation Right (EPW, August 6)
Patnaik, Utsa It is time for Kumbhakarna to wake up (Hindu, August 5)
Singh, Mamta Jobs scheme exposed (Business Standard, August 3)
Compounding the folly (Financial Express, July 30)
Moily, Veerappa Be creative on EGS aim (Financial Express, July 30)
Standing Committee for making employment guarantee "universal" (Yahoo News, July 27)
Bidwai, Praful Empowering the poor: for a Job Guarantee Act
Bidwai, Praful Creating a right to work
Datta, Saikat A Crying Shame (Outlook)
Anand, P.nini Chhattisgarh mein rozgar yatra par lathicharge (BBC Hindi, June 5)
Sajha Manch Freedom to Work (Discussion paper)
SEWA, May Day Demand: Rural Employment Guarantee Act (We, the Self Employed, May 2005)
Narain, Sunita, Fixing the employment Bill (Business Standard, May 24, 2005)
Anand, Panini Rozgar guarantee kanoon ko lekar yatra shuru (BBC Hindi, May 13)
Mukesh Eswaran, Ashok Kotwal, Debraj Ray, and E. Somanathan, I. Defence of the Employment Guarantee Act (April 2005)
Dogra, Bharat, Rural Wage Employment Schemes: Rhetoric and Reality (April 2005)
Birhman, Ravi, Employment Guarantee: It Can Be Guaranteed (Businessworld, April 18 2005)
Backtracking on Employment Guarantee (EPW, March 2005)
Gupta, Smita, National Rural Employment Guarantee Bill 2004: Elusive Guarantee, Little Employment (Budget Track, February 2005)
Mohanty, Siba Sankar, National Rural Employment Guarantee Bill 2004: Issues and Concerns (Budget Track, February 2005)
Vaidyanathan, A., Panchayats and Employment Guarantee (The Hindu, February 15, 2005)
Joshi, Anuradha, For Effective Employment Guarantee (The Hindu, February 8, 2005)
Singh, Tavleen, Why we are a Poor Rich Country (The Indian Express, February 7, 2005)
Jha, Madan M., EGS as Investment, not Welfare (The Indian Express, February 3, 2005)
Bhaduri, Amit, Do We Want the Poor to be Employed? (The Telegraph, February 2, 2005.
Sarkar, Abhirup, Employment Schemes Must Aim at Enduring Economic Benefits (The Telegraph, February 1, 2005)
Chamaraj, Kathyayini, Time to Fulfil Pledges of the Past (Humanscape, January 2005)
Economist, The, India's Poor Law (January 29, 2005) [reprinted in The Economic Times on February 8, 2005]
Amit Bhaduri First priority - Guaranteeing employment and the right to information (EPW, January 22, 2005)
Dhavan, Rajeev, The Case for Employment Guarantee (The Hindu, January 21, 2005)
Mulji, Sudhir, Employment Guarantee Scheme (Business Standard, January 20, 2005)
Virmani, Arvind, EGS as a Means to Greater Ends (The Financial Express, January 20, 2005)
Bhalla, Surjit S., Ten Lies and an Act: III (Business Standard, January 8, 2005)
Hasan, Zoya, EGA: Needed, a Govt Guarantee Act (The Indian Express, January 6, 2005)
Patnaik, Prabhat, Need for a Universal EGS (The Hindu, January 5, 2005)
Roy, Bunker, 100 Days That Will Change India (The Indian Express, January 5, 2005)
Ear to the Ground (The Indian Express, January 4, 2005)
Rao, Bhanoji, NREG Bill: Fine Tuning Will Make it Work Better (Business Line, January 4, 2005)
Srinivasan, T.N., Guaranteeing Employment: A Palliative? (The Hindu, January 3, 2005)
Ghosh, Jayati, Back to Bashing Subsidies (People's Democracy, January 2, 2005)
Khera, Reetika and Aruna Roy, Not Everybody Loves a Good Drought (The Hindu, January 2, 2005)
Patnaik, Ila, Here, Food for Work Does Mean Food & Work (The Indian Express, January 2, 2005) .
Economist, The, Guaranteed to Disappoint: Employing the Indian Poor (January 1, 2005) [reprinted in The Economic Times on January 5, 2005]

2004
Gupta, Smita, Employment Guarantee: An Act to Salvage Democracy (Macroscan, December 2004)
Ghosh, Jayati, How to pay for the Employment Guarantee (Macroscan, December 2004)
Ghosh, Jayati, The Economic Case for Employment Guarantee (Macroscan, December 2004)
Patnaik, Prabhat, A Note on the Resources Needed for an Employment Guarantee Scheme (Macroscan, December 2004)
Drèze, Jean, Unemployment Guarantee Bill (The Hindu, December 31, 2004)
Bhalla, Surjit S., Ten Lies and an Act: II (Business Standard, December 30, 2004)
Long,Simon Guaranteed to disappoint (Economist, December 29, 2004)
Acharya, Shankar, Bad Ideas are Winning! (Business Standard, December 28, 2004)
Bhaduri, Amit, Guaranteeing Employment (The Hindu, December 27, 2004)
Gupta, Smita, National Employment Guarantee Bill 2004: UPA's Failed Promise (People's Democracy, December 26, 2004)
Agarwal, Siddhartha and Ruchira Saha, Work is Worship (The Indian Express, December 25, 2004) [also published as Engaging Rural India (Financial Express, December 25, 2004)]
Bhalla, Surjit S., Ten Lies and an Act: I (Business Standard, December 25, 2004)
Alexander, P.C., Guaranteeing Employment (The Asian Age, December 23, 2004)
Bidwai, Praful, UPA Betrays its Biggest Promise (The Shillong Times, December 23, 2004)
Chandra Mohan, N., Guaranteeing Work in India's Countryside (The Financial Express, December 23, 2004)
(The Statesman, December 22, 2004)
(Business Standard, December 22, 2004)
Gaiha, Raghav, No 100 per cent Guarantee (The Indian Express, December 20, 2004)
(The Economic Times, December 20, 2004)
Gokarn, Subir, Employer of the Last Resort (Business Standard, December 20, 2004)
Mehrotra, Santosh, Can India Really Do Without EGS? (The Economic Times, December 20, 2004)
Aiyar, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria, Poverty Reduction by Helicopter (The Times of India, December 19, 2004)
Gupta, Smita, Promises to keep (Frontline, December 18, 2004)
Gupta, Smita, One Hundred Days of Solitude (Tehelka, December 18, 2004)
Ninan, T.N., Guaranteeing Work (Business Standard, December 18, 2004)
Srinivasa-Raghavan, T.C.A., Can the State Really Help the Poor? (Business Standard, December 18, 2004)
Drèze, Jean, Why Should Anyone be Afraid of the Employment Guarantee Act? (The Financial Express, December 17, 2004)
Jain, L.C., Work is the Crux, so is Self-Governance (The Financial Express, December 17, 2004)
Ramanathan, Ramesh, Time to Reflect on the Rural Jobs Bill? (The Financial Express, December 17, 2004)
Srinivasa-Raghavan, T.C.A., Why Dr ze, Roy & co. Should Worry (Business Standard, December 17, 2004)
(The Statesman, December 15, 2004)
Banerjee, Abhijit V. and Pranab Bardhan, Food for Thought (The Hindustan Times, December 15, 2004)
Rao, Jaithirth, Forget Efficiency. Let's Do It (The Indian Express, December 15, 2004)
Singhvi, Abhishek, Just the Job (The Hindustan Times, December 15, 2004)
Sud, Surinder, A Watershed for Development (Business Standard, December 14, 2004)
(Business Standard, December 13, 2004)
Venkitaramanan, S., Job Schemes Must Effect Grassroots Changes (Business Line, December 13, 2004)
Gupta, Smita, Resist Dilution Of Employment Guarantee (People's Democracy, December 12, 2004)
Ahuja, Rajeev, Time to Act Upon an Old Promise (The Indian Express, December 11, 2004)
Bhalla, Surjit S., Corruption with a Human Face (Business Standard, December 11, 2004)
Shah, Mihir, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Historic Opportunity (Economic & Political Weekly, December 11, 2004)
(The Financial Express, December 10, 2004)
Karat, Brinda, No Jobs Ahead: Dilutions in Employment Law Unacceptable (The Times of India, December 10, 2004)
Chamraj, Kathyayini, Empowering rural masses (Deccan Herald, Dec 9, 2004)
Patnaik, Ila, Sincere about Employment Guarantee? Give up Subsidies You Milk (The Indian Express, December 9, 2004)
Narayan, S., Convenience of Employment Guarantees (The Financial Express, December 8, 2004)
Acharya, Shankar, Guaranteeing Jobs or a Fiscal Crisis? (Business Standard, November 30, 2004)
Hirway, Indira, Providing Employment Guarantee in India: some critical issues (Economic and Political Weekly, November 27, 2004)
Raja, D., Employment is a Right (The Financial Express, November 24, 2004)
(The Financial Express, November 23, 2004)
Drèze, Jean, Employment as a Social Responsibility (The Hindu, November 22, 2004)
(Economic & Political Weekly, November 20, 2004)
Jain, Sachin, Politics of EGA (2004)
Jain, Sunil, Making an Ass of U and Me (Business Standard, October 25, 2004)
Debroy, Bibek, The Rs. 208,000 crore Puzzle (The Indian Express, October 23, 2004)
Debroy, Bibek, Jobs, Not the Government's Job (The Indian Express, October 13, 2004)
Reddy, Vijayashankar and Rammanohar, Making employment guarantee a reality (2004)
Reddy, C. Rammanohar and P. Vijayshankar, Making Employment Guarantee A Reality (Seminar, No. 541, September 2004)
Shah, Mihir, A Workable Right to Employment (The Hindu, August 24, 2004)
Chamaraj, Kathyayini, People as Puppets (The Hindu, August 22, 2004)
Bose, Sukanya, Employment Guarantee: A Distant Dream (Macroscan, July 2004)
Ghosh, Jayati, Rural Employment as Policy Priority (Frontline, July 16, 2004)
Chandrashekhar, C. P. and Jayati Ghosh, How Feasible is the Employment Guarantee (Business Line, June 22, 2004)
Aiyar, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria, An Expensive Face-Lift? (The Times of India, May 30, 2004)
Krishnaraj, Maithreyi; Divya Pandey, Aruna Kanchi Does EGS Require Restructuring for Poverty Alleviation and Gender Equality?: Concept, Design and Delivery System (Economic and Political Weekly, 17 April, 2004)
Azra Khan (2004) Corruption in food for work scheme in Mau, UP

2003

2002
Eric Kerbart and Sowmya Sivakumar (2002) Migrant workers in the informal construction sector: survey in the chowktis of Jaipur