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Rajasthan urban jobs plans to use migrant labourers only in emergencies

State scheme uses eligibility document that people from outside the state may struggle to get, say civil society groups.

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Rajasthan’s urban employment guarantee scheme will give work to migrant labourers from other states only in emergencies like the Covid-19 pandemic or natural disasters—a provision civil society activists are questioning.

The ‘Indira Gandhi Sehari Rozgar Guarantee Yojana (Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme) provides at least 100 days of employment to urban labour, using the Jan-aadhar cards of the state government as the primary eligibility document for enrolment.

Rajasthan has launched a campaign to make maximum Jan-aadhar cards from May 1, 2022. The scheme’s detailed guidelines were issued a few days back.

Rajasthan plans to run the programme with an

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 7:54 PM IST

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