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Tag: Mgnrega

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 […]

Birendra Singh
MGNREGA has cut down rural migration: Birender Singh

The rural employment guarantee act has lessened people's migration from villages to cities for work and the government would work towards strengthening the scheme, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said Monday

Jairam asks Odisha to clear backlog payments under MGNREGA

Expressing concern over reported delay in payment of wages to the workers under MGNREGA, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Odisha government to clear the backlog immediately