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Par panel finds faults with MGNREGA scheme

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 23:01

Finding faults with the MGNREGA scheme, a Parliamentary Panel has said that there was confusion over its definition of the term `households` which was being twisted to suit male heads of families which should be corrected.

MGNREGA: Panchayats to give CA`s certificate

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 14:05

The government has made it mandatory for village panchayats to attach a Chartered Accountant`s certificate on spendings incurred under MGNREGA.

No lack of funds for MGNREGA despite reduced allocation: Ramesh

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 18:04

Allocation for UPA's ambitious MGNREGA scheme may have come down in the Union Budget but there would be no lack of funds for the rural job programme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday.

Nagaland receives Rs 600 crore under MGNREGA

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 18:12

Nagaland`s rural development department has so far received over Rs 600 crore for implementation of flagship rural employment guarantee programme.

MGNREGA luring away labour from farm fields: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 17:56

Besides creating labour shortage in the agriculture sector, cost of farm production increased by upto 20 percent in Karnataka after implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Centre’s flagship programme aimed at alleviating poverty,revealed a new research study.

RTI activist attacked in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 15:36

A 65-year-old RTI activist who was working to expose irregularities in the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA was attacked by miscreants.

Nanded: MGNREGA success boosts water conservation

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 14:51

In the year 2011-12, 9,300 check dams were built in the district, located in Central Maharashtra.

Governor’s speech disappointing, directionless: Cong

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 18:49

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah said the speech repeated old schemes mentioned in the last two budgets of the Government.

Bengal to increase job days to 50 under MGNREGA

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 11:54

West Bengal will increase to 50 the job days under MGNREGA from 19 till date in this fiscal and hold talks with banks to ensure wages at the end of each working day.

13L man-days generated under MGNREGA in Kulgam

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 15:40

The Jammu and Kashmir government has generated nearly 13 lakh man-days of work in Kulgam district by undertaking over 2,800 projects under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

FM to meet bankers, CMs on credit flow, fin inclusion on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011, 22:31

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to review credit offtake and farm sector lending in a meeting with Chief Ministers of Eastern region and heads of PSU banks headquartered in the region in Kolkata on Saturday.

MGNREGA: 61 cases of under-payment of wages

Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 16:21

Government on Thursday said a large number of complaints relating to implementation of its flagship MGNREGA scheme, including 61 cases related to underpayment of wages, have been received from all over the country.