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Patna High Court Restores MNREGA wage to Rs 144

 MNREGA wage to be restored to Rs 144

High Court strikes down the State Govt order to reduce MNREGA wage to Rs 138   

Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan had filed a PIL opposing the reduction of MNREGA wage 

The Patna High Court today offered cheers to millions of workers in the state by restoring the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) wages to Rs 144 per day. The state government had reduced the wage from Rs 144 to Rs 138 per day starting April 1st 2013 affecting 20 lakh households who work in MNREGA annually. 

JS Kiran on NRI Samay

Listen to AID Jeevansaathi Kirankumar Vissa speaking about agriculture in India.


Sustainable Farming in Coimbatore, TN

A photo essay by an AID volunteer on sustainable farming practices in Coimbatore.

AID works on sustainable agriculture with several grassroots partners across India. To learn more go to the Agriculture page.

Sustainable Farming in Coimbatore

RTI on Wheels
Right to Information

See a news report in Doordarshan, Gujarat on the RTI on wheels project supported by AID.   Naga (Srinivas Chadaram) of AID-North Carolina and Pankti Jog of Janpath are starring....

Farmer's Crisis, Our Crisis
AID News

A poem by Ravi

I look at the food on my plate
and think of those who grew it
With the few rupees I spent
I trust I paid  those
who put the effort
and those whose land it was.

What I pay is meagre
and it does not reach
whose produce reaches me
For their children remain hungry,
those who empower me.

And if I go to a good restaurant
I pay hundreds, even thousands
of rupees more
none of which is even meant
for those who grew the menu
while those who wait
and those who manage
and people who count
keep the bill
and the tip.