Delay in payment of MNREGA wages to attract punishment: Munde

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 playing politics over funds for rural jobs: Mamata Banerjee

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

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

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

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

Orissa gives consent for CBI probe into rural jobs

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

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.