Govt. Releases Rs 9,367 cr Under MGNREGA to Drought-Hit States

Centre has released 9,367 crore to drought-hit States under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2016-17, the Parliament was informed by the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

The government has also relaxed norms under MGNREGA to provide additional employment of 50 days per household over and above the 100 days in areas affected by natural calamities during 2015-16. Relief Funds are available with the state government in the form of state disaster response fund (SDRF) and additional financial assistance is considered from the national disaster response fund (NDRF) for natural calamities of severe nature

So let’s do:
1. Expand the term MGNREGA, SDRF and NDRF ?
2. Who is the Union Agriculture Minister ?

Source – The Hindu


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