Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

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.

Nov 01, 2016, 14:37 PM IST
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.

Oct 17, 2016, 21:03 PM IST
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.

Apr 09, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
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.

Dec 03, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Contingency plan in place to counter weak monsoon: Minister

Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria on Friday said the government had developed a contingency plan to sustain agricultural production in the eventuality of a weak monsoon or deficient rains.

Aug 07, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

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).

Aug 05, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

Cabinet approves direct release of wages to MGNREGA workers

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

Aug 05, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Centre asks states to prepare for lower monsoon rains

With the MeT office indicating a below normal rainfall across the country in the coming monsoon season, the Centre has asked the states to make preparations to deal with the situation and take up works under the rural job scheme MNREGA.

May 13, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

'Mobile monitoring system introduced to plug holes in MGNREGA'

To eliminate bogus muster rolls and plug leakages in implementation of MGNREGA, the Centre has introduced a Mobile Monitoring System (MMS) for effective execution of works under the rural job scheme.

Apr 27, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

North East MGNREGA Employees Association being formed to fight for workers' rights

 The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers in the North East states have formed an employee association for the people in that region of the country, with the aim to regularise their jobs.

Apr 21, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

MGNREGA employees' stir in Tripura hits job scheme

Over 2,700 employees engaged in MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme continued their strike for the sixth day on Saturday affecting its execution in Tripura.

Mar 14, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Fast track irrigation projects, identify rivers for linking: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked officials to fast track implementation of a mega irrigation scheme and also instructed the Water Resources Ministry to identify river-interlinking projects that could be taken up immediately.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Need to have parity of wage under MNREGA, Minimum Wages Act: Jairam

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said there was a need to have parity of wage under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Minimum Wages Act.

Feb 02, 2014, 21:46 PM IST

Manish Tewari pulls up Ludhiana officials over MGNREGA funds

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari pulled up Ludhiana district administration officials for poor utilisation of central funds made available under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

Oct 23, 2013, 22:26 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2013, 15:20 PM IST

Rural jobs drive after Durga puja: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a special drive beginning on November 05 will boost the availability of jobs to unemployed adults under the 100 days work scheme implemented in rural areas.

Sep 23, 2013, 20:01 PM IST

Serious flaw in MGNREGA implementation in MP: Audit report

MGNREGA guarantees job of at least 100 days for an individual living below the poverty line.

May 19, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

CAG report on MNREGA not a financial audit: Jairam Ramesh

As implementation of MNREGA came under flak from CAG on various counts, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh defended the government`s flagship scheme.

Apr 23, 2013, 15:35 PM IST

Centre spending Rs 40,000 cr for MGNREGA programmes

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday indirectly blamed state governments for failing to implement Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) programmes efficiently.

Nov 27, 2011, 00:31 AM IST