Centre announces skill, placement support under MNREGA

Giving an impetus to skill development programmes targeting youth, Centre said 1 young member of each village household under the rural job scheme will be provided skill and placement support.

Distress migration from rural areas has gone down:

Distress migration from rural areas has gone down due to implementation of the Centre`s ambitious rural job scheme, according to CAG.

Loot, plunder in rural jobs scheme in Bihar: NGO

Bihar`s rural jobs scheme is marked by open loot, plunder and pillage, according to a performance audit by an NGO released here Saturday.

Ramesh for `skilled employment` in MNREGA

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has highlighted shortcomings, including payment to works which are unproductive, in the UPA`s flagship rural job scheme.

Rural job scheme revives Himachal`s traditional water sources

To tackle acute water shortage in Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh hit upon a novel initiative -- using the rural jobs scheme to engage villagers to restore traditional sources of drinking water.