Centre releases nearly Rs. 23,443 crore to States under MGNREGS

Ministry of Rural Development has released nearly Rs. 23,443 crore to the States as the first tranche for this Financial Year, under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

The amount released includes all pending liabilities as on 31st March 2017. The Government is laying considerable emphasis on Water Conservation and Water Management works under MGNREGS.  A list of 2264 water-stressed Blocks, as ascertained from the Ministry of Water Resources, has been prepared. These Blocks are located in 324 districts of 21 States.

Takeaways from above News-
  • Rs. 23,443 crores released for MGNREGS for Mission Water Conservation
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is the full form of  MGNREGS.
  • Minister of Rural Development is Narendra Singh Tomar.

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Source- Press Information Bureau

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