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Tag: Mgnrega

ED conducts more raids in MGNREGA funds scam case
ED conducts more raids in MGNREGA funds scam case

Singhal, the Mining Secretary in Jharkhand, was dismissed from her post soon after her arrest in connection to the case earlier this month.

Rise of machines renders MGNREGA labourers jobless in Odisha's Kendrapara
Rise of machines renders MGNREGA labourers jobless in Odisha's Kendrapara

A recent report suggests that even though Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned under MGNREGA for the development of play ground of the girl’s high school in the panchayat, the contractor is reportedly carrying out the work using machines.

MGNREGA Was Infested With Ghost Accounts, Became Source of Corruption, Says FM
MGNREGA Was Infested With Ghost Accounts, Became Source of Corruption, Says FM

Responding to the general discussion on the General Budget 2022-23 in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister said that the scheme was brought by an Act because of them (UPA Government), but I would like to say that MGNREGA's misuse was also because of them.

Centre Allocates Rs 73,000 Cr To MGNREGA, 25.51 Pc Lower Than 2021-22 Revised Estimate

MGNREGA is aimed at enhancing livelihood security of households in rural areas of the country by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

MGNREGA  Work Demand Touches Record High!
Rural Unemployment In Odisha Acute, Demand For MGNREGA Work Touches Record High

In contrast to the projected person-days of over 3.9 crore for the year 2021-22, the actual person-days generated till June end in the State had been 7.7crore, which is 197 pc more than the target

MGNREGA 'Scam': Odisha Forest Official Accused Of Fund Embezzlement
MGNREGA 'Scam': Odisha Forest Official Accused Of Fund Embezzlement

Transparency in the job scheme seems to have become a herculean task for the governments to ensure as such instances of embezzlement of funds are being reported on a regular basis.

1.85 Crore Persons Offered Work Under MGNREGA Amid Pandemic
1.85 Crore Persons Offered Work Under MGNREGA Amid Pandemic

The government data as on May 13, 2021, 2.95 crore persons have been offered work in FY 2021-22 completing 5.98 lakh assets and generating 34.56 crore person-days.

Govt May Increase MGNREGA Spend If Need Arises: Anurag Thakur
Govt May Increase MGNREGA Spend If Need Arises: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: The government would not hesitate to increase the spend under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) Programme if the need arises in the future, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur has said. The minister emphasised that the Narendra Modi government has taken steps in the past in the interest […]

Nirmala Sitharaman
Know What Fin Min Sitharaman Will Unveil In Union Budget 2021!

Bhubaneswar: The third budget of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is coming in an extraordinary time. The pandemic pain is writ large on the country’s economic fundamentals. Sample this. The Indian economy (the real GDP) is set to contract by7-8 per cent in FY2020-21 budget estimates and the fiscal deficit (The aggregate revenue receipts of […]

Odisha To Execute Forestry Projects Worth Rs 602 Cr To Create Jobs For Migrants

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide employment to migrant workers who returned to the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government will take up forestry projects worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal, a minister said on Sunday. The government has decided to spend more funds […]

MGNREGA Works Mired In Corruption In Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha government is already in the line of fire of the opposition parties over alleged COVID-19 mismanagement, the BJP on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on the ruling-BJD by alleging rampant corruption in works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Addressing media persons, State BJP […]

Centre releases Rs 29k cr to states to help clear dues under MGNREGA

New Delhi : The Centre has released Rs 28,729 crore to the states to liquidate pending dues of both wage and material under MGNREGA as part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package up to June 2 in this financial year, said a finance ministry statement. The government has increased the rate of payment under […]

Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture Minister Asks States To Get Ready For MGNREGA To Begin From April 15

New Delhi: In what can spark off further speculation about exemptions during probable extension of the ongoing nationwide shutdown, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that he has asked all states to keep a plan ready to start MGNREGA work from April 15, if the situation allows. “All states have been asked to […]

MGNREGA Dues To Be Cleared By April 10; Centre Releases Rs 4,431 Crore Pending Wages

New Delhi: After a day of announcing an increase in wages under the rural job scheme MGNREGA, the Centre has released Rs 4, 431 crore for clearing pending wages under the programme and has further instructed to clear the dues by April 10, informed officials on Friday. The announcement was made at a time a […]

With Drums, Handia & Mosquito Nets, Tribals Protest At BDO Office In Odisha

Baripada: In a bid to press their long standing demand, tribals resorted to a unique protest in front of Karanjia BDO office in Mayurbhanj district on Monday. According to reports, several tribals had reportedly worked under the district Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme some years ago however they have accused the […]

Column: A Welcome Package

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik announced a special livelihood package for migrant workers in 20 migration-prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the Makar Sankranti day. The package envisages assured work for at least 200 days in a year under MGNREGA at a minimum wage of Rs.286. 30 per day for […]

Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
CM Naveen Patnaik's mix reaction to Union Budget

Bhubaneswar: State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave a mixed reaction to the Union Budget 2019-20 which was tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Friday. Patnaik welcomed the medium to long-term vision of the Union government while he expressed concern over some issues. “The Union Budget 2019-20 speaks of medium to long-term […]

Govt to complete 10 lakh projects related to water conservation under MGNREGA in its first 100 days

New Delhi: The Centre has set a target of completing one million projects linked to water conservation under rural employment scheme MGNREGA in the first 100 days of the government, a senior official said on Tuesday. Over the past five years, MGNREGA has become the main force that is driving water conservation efforts across rural […]

Manmohan defends Nyay, says it won't entail new taxes

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Nyay scheme of the Congress will usher in an era of minimum income guarantee in India, end poverty and restart the economic engine which has “come to a stop” under the Narendra Modi government. In a statement, Singh said that implementation of Nyay, which […]

Wages rise under MGNREGA with EC endorsement

Agartala/New Delhi: The Union Rural Development Ministry has increased the rate of wages under the MGNREGA for the 2019-20 fiscal with approval from the Election Commission and has asked state governments not to publicise the enhancement of wage rates under the rural employment scheme. The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have criticised […]

MGNREGA in doldrums due to BJP govt's neglect: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Accusing the BJP-led government of neglecting the MGNREGA, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said in times of “rural distress”, the one thing that staved off hunger was the employment programme and now that too was in the “doldrums”. The former finance minister claimed that the states had exhausted the money allotted […]

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Indian Railways start work under MGNREGA scheme

Agartala: The Railways, for the first time, have started utilising the government’s rural job flagship scheme – MGNREGA – to undertake railway work, a senior official said on Thursday. “The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has started works of widening railway embankment in Kishanganj area of Katihar division in Bihar and Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal […]

Opposition slams Odisha Govt over MGNREGA irregularities

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties today slammed the ruling BJD government after a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) revealed irregularities in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Odisha. The report presented in Odisha Assembly yesterday mentioned irregularities in payment of Rs 3,114 crore wages to people […]

BJD MLA's kin holding job cards under MGNREGA

Jajpur: BJD MLA from Binjharpur Pramila Mallick has landed in controversy after her father and brothers were found holding job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). According to reports, father of the legislator Paban Mallick, brothers Khirod Mallick and Keshab Mallick, all residents of Masada Panchayat in Binjharpur block of […]

Agitators protesting scam in welfare schemes hospitalised

Bolangir: Eight persons sitting on fast unto death demanding action against persons involved in MGNREGA and PDS rice scam of Turekela block in Bolangir district, fell sick and are critical. They have been admitted to Bolangir District Hospital. According to reports, in 2016-17 Rs 40 lakh was withdrawn from MGNREGA funds citing to use the […]

CM writes to MoRD for release of funds under MGNREGS till year end

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today shot a letter to Union Minister of Rural Development, Narendra Singh Tomar, drawing his attention to the outstanding dues and timely release of funds under MGNREGS till December 2017. The Chief Minister said that there is a shortfall of budget provided by the Centre. Patnaik stated Rs 2209.19 crores […]

MGNREGA Recruitment 2017: Last week to apply for 53 posts!

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has released notification for recruitment against 53 vacancies for the post of Technical assistant and Accounts assistant at jhalawar.rajasthan.gov.in. The last date to apply online for the MGNREGA posts is December 7, 2017. Vacancy Details: Junior Assistant Technical: 34 Educational qualification: Degree/ Diploma in Civil or […]

Deprived of basic facilities, Anganwadi Kendras fail to serve purpose

Mayurbhanj/Puri: Anganwadi centres, set up by the government, to address the issues of mothers and kids in rural and urban areas, have remained far from achieving their objective. Deprived of basic facilities, the centres have been plagued by infrastructural problems besides failing in providing facilities like food to the target groups. An exclusive report by […]

Bolangir MGNREGS scam: Fake job cards in Govt employees’ name

Bolangir: In yet another case of irregularities in MGNREGS projects in Bolangir district, fake job cards were found in the name of differently abled children and government employees. In an exclusive report, OTV has unearthed that payments have been made to the tune of thousands against fake job card holders. The card holders include government […]

Not transparency & technology, govt runs on tricks: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Two days after chief minister Naveen Patnaik stressed on the 3T (Teamwork, Transparency and Technology) governance formula to finetune the functionaries of departments, Opposition BJP and Congress today hit out at the  government alleging that it is running in ‘Tricks’ instead of Transparency and Technology. “People have been sanctioned pucca house under Pradhanmantri Awas […]

Finance Ministry
Rs 1 lakh cr paid to social scheme beneficiaries in three years

New Delhi: The Union Finance Ministry has paid over Rs 1 lakh crore to the beneficiaries of the various social schemes under the Direct Benefit Transfer during the last three years, an official statement said on Monday. “Rs 1,02,786.77 crore has been paid through the public financial management system to the beneficiaries of the various […]

Manohar Randhari
MGNREGA row: No Job card in wife’s name, says Nabarangpur MLA

Bhubaneswar: After being cornered by opposition parties, BJD MLA from Nabarangpur, Manohar Randhari on Sunday refuted BJP’s allegations that job card was issued in his wife Urmila’s name. Addressing a press conference, Manohar Randhari clarified that the woman against whose the job card has been issued is not his wife. The MLA further informed that […]

Distress migration
OMEGA initiative checks distress migration in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It wasn’t long ago that villages in western Odisha would wear a deserted look for much of the year due to distress migration of adults to other parts of the country in search of livelihood. Tens of thousands of workers would move to states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi and even […]

Migration - Panchayat polls
Migration shadows poll atmosphere in Bolangir villages

Bolangir: Even as panchayat elections have created much hype in every lane and by-lane of rural pockets in Odisha, some villages in Patanagarh area of the district have worn a deserted look as most of the villagers have migrated outside in search of greener pastures. The State Election Commission (SEC) has made all arrangements in […]

Odisha BPL data in Parliament triggers confusion over beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government has been identifying beneficiaries for various centrally sponsored schemes based on Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011 the data presented by Union Rural Development minister in Parliament on number of people Below Poverty Line (BPL) in the state has stoked confusion over which one of aforementioned lists shall be […]

‘Odisha govt has failed to meet PAY, MGNREGA targets’

Bhubaneswar: The BJD government has failed to meet the deadlines of various projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PAY) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), said Union Minister of Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav on Saturday. After reviewing progress in various centrally sponsored schemes in Odisha, Yadav, said, “The Odisha government has […]

Cong to intensify stir on NFSA, MGNREGA irregularities from Apr 15

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress has decided to intensify its agitation on gross irregularities in the Centrally sponsored National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) schemes across the state from April 15 next.

Odisha ignored as Centre hikes MGNREGA wages for other states

Bhubaneswar: In what could be termed as an absolute mockery of Odia workers, the Central government has declined to hike wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) even as it increased the same for other states last month. Twenty eight states and 6 union territories have seen an increase in the […]

DBT system under MGNREGA in Odisha from Apr 1

In order to facilitate the beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme with the deposit of their wage amount in their bank account, the Centre has decided to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system in ten districts including Odisha from April 1 next

MGNREGA not implemented properly in Odisha: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party on Tuesday targeted the ruling BJD over the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and said the State government had failed to execute the scheme properly in Odisha. The State unit of the age-old party, which convened a meeting here to commemorate completion of 10 years of […]