Centre releases Rs 839.19 crore for NREGA

Bihar Minister for Rural Development today said the Centre has released Rs 839.19 crore during the current fiscal 2009-10 for NREGA and jobs were made available to altogether 37,30,158 families on demand.

Updated: Mar 15, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Minister for Rural Development
Bhagwan Singh Kushawaha today said the Centre has released Rs
839.19 crore during the current fiscal 2009-10 for NREGA and
jobs were made available to altogether 37,30,158 families on
demand till the end of February this year.

Replying to a short-notice question of Nawal Kishore
Yadav in the state legislative council, Kushwaha said Rs
3258.94 crore was sanctioned to Bihar for the financial year
ending on March 31, 2010.

However, the Centre had released as its share a sum of Rs
839.10 crore for the financial year which just 26 per cent of
the sanctioned amount.

In February job cards were issued to 1.23 crore families
and 37.30 lakh families were given jobs on the demand in
Bihar, he said.

PTI