Debmalya Nandy

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Debmalya Nandy is a social worker. For the past 11 years, he has worked with the tribal populations of Jharkhand and Odisha.


Articles by Debmalya Nandy


man digging a pit-rural employment

March 5, 2021
The Union Budget fails to address the problem of rural employment
With widespread distress in rural India, the government could have used NREGA to bolster rural employment, instead of reducing its allocation.
hourglass with liquid falling-NREGA wage payments-picture courtesy-pikrepo

March 6, 2020
Slashing the NREGA budget is hurting rural households
Along with cuts in the NREGA budget in 2020-21, the central government is delaying wage payments to the states, affecting rural workers in times of need.
Women NREGA labourers working in a field-picture courtesy-Deepak Sharma

February 27, 2020
Does NREGA work for women?
Putting women at the front and center of NREGA not only makes it more effective and transparent, but also changes societal perceptions of what women can and cannot do.
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