The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) employment peaked during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the Covid infection in 2020 as per the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament on Monday.
Naveen Patnaik requested the PM to instruct the Ministry of Rural Development for timely release of funds for wage and material payment under MGNREGS.
Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a stimulus package of Rs 289.42 crore for MSMEs as COVID assistance, the opposition parties in the State lashed out at the government with the BJP alleging irregularities in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). BJP leader Pradeep Purohit alleged that those […]
Lucknow/Bhubaneswar: Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the biggest contributor to employment generation in the country. The state has ensured employment to more than 57 lakh unskilled workers who are now engaged in various projects under MGNREGS, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi said. With 57.2 lakh people involved in one or the other project, […]
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 […]
New Delhi: The National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) ongoing and targeted projects would generate employment of around 50 crore man-days over the next four years, an official statement said on Friday. “This would be averaging to nearly 12.5 crore man-days yearly from 2018-2022. Of this, about one crore will be professional man-days, 3.5 crore […]
Kendrapara: Rampant irregularities in projects under MGNREGS are surfacing frequently in Odisha with one more case of corruption being reported from Petapada panchayat under Aul block in the district. It is alleged that machines were used instead of enrolling job card holders for at least five project works in the block and bills towards the […]
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 […]
Bolangir: After the exclusive OTV broadcast on irregularities in MGNREGS government funds worth lakhs in Bolangir district, State Government on Wednesday said probe will be initiated into the scam and action will be taken based on the findings. “I will direct for an enquiry into the issue. I have also decided to visit at least […]