PM rejects Mulayam`s demand for scrapping MNREGA
New Delhi: Rejecting Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav`s demand that "corruption-hit" MNREGA be scrapped, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said UPA`s ambitious flagship social sector programme "provides a safety net to a very large number of rural families in times of distress."
"Mulayam Singh Yadav raised the issue of corruption in the implementation of MGNREGA scheme and suggested its discontinuation. I would like to mention that the scheme, which is implemented through state governments, provides a safety net to a very large number of rural families in times of distress," Singh said in the Lok Sabha.
Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks on the President`s address in the lower House, Singh also said the government has taken several steps to ensure effective implementation of the programme.
"Our government has taken several measures to ensure transparency and accountability in the implementation of this scheme," the Prime Minister said.
In his debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha last week, Yadav had attacked the rural job scheme, claiming it to be the "root cause" of corruption and demanded that it be scrapped.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena murder: Trio to be taken to Raigad to re-construct crime scene
- Mikhail emailed sister Sheena Bora's resignation letter: Report
- Raksha Bandhan: Sushma Swaraj ties Rakhi to Venkaiah Naidu
- Shiv Sena announces award of 2 lakh for Hindu families with 5 kids
- Watch: Wife catches husband with his girlfriend at Goa Airport
- Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday
- Sushma Swaraj ties rakhi to M Venkaiah Naidu
- Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail emailed Sheena Bora's resignation letter
- Know box-office report of Saif-Katrina's 'Phantom'
- Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand