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Kanika Datta
The Rajasthan government’s decision to initiate an urban job guarantee scheme along the lines of the MNREGA can be seen as the first large-scale institutional response to the problems of urban unemployment revealed during the Covid-19-induced national lockdown in 2020. The response is understandable, but given the size of the state’s debt, expanding entitlements without robust fiscal backing could be a recipe for disaster, the top edit cautions. Read it here

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 6:30 AM IST

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