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Delay in payment of MNREGA wages to attract punishment: Munde

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 00:55

Talking tough, new Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Thursday said a punishable provision will be added to MNREGA for delay in payment to rural job seekers and asked state governments to take action against officers who are responsible for it.

UPA committed to welfare of poor, women: Sonia

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 17:44

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Sunday highlighted the "unique" food security step and the rural jobs scheme to emphasise that the government`s focus is on welfare of people from the weaker sections and women.

UPA playing politics over funds for rural jobs: Mamata Banerjee

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 00:10

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Saturday blamed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi for playing "sheer politics" by not yet releasing its share of the funds for the rural job scheme.

Tripura remains on top in providing rural jobs

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 15:06

Left-ruled Tripura provided 86.27 days of work under the central government`s flagship rural jobs scheme in fiscal 2012-13, the highest in the country, a minister said on Tuesday.

Rural jobs scheme floundering in Bengal: NGOs

Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 13:46

There were only 12 days of work per household in West Bengal under the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA as against the national average of 28 days, say NGOs.

Ensure rural jobs scheme helps farm sector: Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 18:27

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday said there was a need to bring together the centre's rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA and farmers in such a way that it helps the farm sector and increases production.

Ensure rural jobs scheme helps farm sector: Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 18:01

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday called for adequate prices to farmers.

Orissa gives consent for CBI probe into rural jobs

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 20:45

The Orissa government has given its consent for a CBI inquiry into the alleged multi-crore rural job scam under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Few people get 100-day employment under NREGA

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 10:56

Under the NREGA scheme, none of the states have provided the guaranteed 100-days wage employment to all the registered rural households in over three years of the landmark legislation.