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MGNREGA will not suffer due to arrears of last fiscal, clarifies government

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The government has rubbished media reports that performance of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee programme in the current fiscal year will suffer due to arrears of wages of over Rs 8000 crore in 2015-16. Stating that certain facts in the reports have been highlighted without appreciating the larger picture, the government has clarified that is committed to ensure flow of adequate resources to the programme...

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Govt bullish on MGNREGS, but bearish on funds -Nitin Sethi

-Business Standard Centre owes states Rs 5,595 crore for work already completed A day after the government claimed success in Parliament over implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), government data reveal the Centre owes states Rs 5,595 crore dues for work already completed — 16 per cent of the budgeted funds for the scheme — causing stress to people, particularly in drought-hit states. After two quarters of revival in...

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Civil society seconds rural development ministry’s demand for MGNREGA funds -Jitendra

-Down to Earth The rural development ministry had recently demanded an additional allocation of Rs 5,000 crore to maintain the momentum of MGNREGA Civil society has supported the demand made by the Union Ministry of Rural Development to the Ministry of Finance to provide Rs 5,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme (MGNREGS). Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the United Progressive Alliance’s employment generation flagship scheme,...

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MGNREGS: Maharashtra says it will improve the numbers this year -Kavitha Iyer

-The Indian Express Mumbai: Data on workdays for 2014-15 showed that Maharashtra, alongside Goa and Jharkhand, bucked a national downward trend by recording a small growth in comparison to the previous year. In the face of widespread doubts about the NDA government’s commitment to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Maharashtra is set to post considerable progress in the implementation of a UPA flagship project that the World Bank has...

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It's not rural India alone; job scheme also in distress -Nitin Sethi

-Business Standard Even as country stares at a possible drought, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has hit a new low At a time when rural India is in distress, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), which could have provided some relief, is itself facing its worst period ever. The number of people working under the scheme and the amount of work provided is dwindling, and the trend...

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