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Awareness campaign about jobs in villages

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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