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MNREGA facing fund crunch

Rural employment scheme MNREGA is facing shortage of funds despite the highest ever budgetary allocation to the programme this year, and the Rural Development Ministry is now seeking an additional Rs 10,000 crore for its smooth functioning.

Clear pending MNREGA payments at earliest: Centre to States

Clear pending MNREGA payments at earliest: Centre to States

The Centre has asked states to clear pending MNREGA wage payments at the earliest to beneficiaries, and cautioned them to avoid diverting funds for other social welfare schemes.

Centre releases its share Rs 12,230 crore for MGNREGA

Centre releases its share Rs 12,230 crore for MGNREGA

 Centre today released its share of funds to the tune of Rs 12,230 crore to the states for the rural job flagship scheme MGNREGA, days after the Supreme Court pulled it up for not releasing adequate funds for the scheme.

Govt to start electronic transfer of MGNREGA wages from 2016

Govt to start electronic transfer of MGNREGA wages from 2016

To prevent leakages in the MGNREGA programme, the government will introduce the system for electronic transfer of wages to the beneficiaries from January 1 next year in Kerala, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Cabinet approves direct release of wages to MGNREGA workers

The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Experts pitch for higher farm investment, major market reforms

In a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the experts suggested timely implementation of the BJP's election manifesto promises to fix higher support prices. They also favoured a Kissan TV channel, an efficient procurement policy, priority for farm mechanisation and the linking of rivers.

Govt keen on full implementation of MGNREGA: Minister

Puducherry government is keen on ensuring full and absolute implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, welfare minister P Rajavelu said Monday.