Centre Releases Rs.12, 230 crore To States For MGNREGA

The Ministry of Rural Development has released a central share of Rs. 12,230 crore to the states for implementation of its flagship programmes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh has said that is ministry has released a central share of Rs. 12,230 crore to the states for implementation of its flagship programmes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
The Minister also underlined that this fund release will take care of the pending wage liability of the States for the previous Financial Year (2015-16) and help the States to run the programme during the new Financial Year (2016-17). He reiterated that the Government is committed to ensuring flow of adequate resources for fulfilling the programme objectives. Rebutting the reports that there are arrears of wages of over Rs 8000 crore under MGNREGA for the 2015-2016 financial year.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 was later renamed as the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’. It aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Starting from 200 districts on 2 February 2006, the NREGA covered all the districts of India from 1 April 2008

Extra info:
The road map for 2016-17 will focus on accelerating the momentum gained in employment generation while further strengthening the monitoring system.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

So lets so:
1. Who is the Union Minister for Rural Development?
2. MGNREGA comes under which ministry?
3. Expand the MGNREGA ?


Source – The Hindu

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