Awareness campaign about jobs in villages
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 19:47
Mumbai: In a bid to create job opportunities for the rural populace, and create awareness about the scheme under the MNREGA, Central Board of Workers Education (CBWE) has planned an awareness programme in the state, as elsewhere in the country.

CBWE comes under the Union Labour Ministry.

"Awareness programmes would be carried out in rural areas, as complaints have been received that people are not getting jobs despite having job-cards," said Dr Arvind Kumar Drave, Director of CBWE, here today.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) came into effect in 2006, but there were several complaints such as people not getting jobs, or not getting the right wages, he said.

There were cases where the money earmarked for the scheme was diverted for other schemes.

"The task (of carrying out awareness campaign) was given to us as the rural development ministry does not have the required network," he said.

Of the 11 lakh job-card holders, only 4.5 lakh persons have got employment, as per the official data.


First Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 19:47

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