September 7, 2019
Centre delaying payments for MGNREGA: Didi
During an Assembly speech recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the scope of 100 days of work per year under MGNREGA is gradually decreasing due to certain restrictions imposed by the Central Government. The payments are also being intentionally delayed, she said.
The MGNREGA Scheme was initiated with the objective of enhancing livelihood security in rural areas 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.
Mamata Banerjee further stated that the State Government has done a convergence between the Panchayats and Rural Development Department and other departments like Irrigation and Waterways, Forest, Fisheries and Environment in such a manner that a large number of people get an opportunity.
It may also be mentioned that Bangla has secured the first position both for implementation of the 100 Days’ Work Scheme and for creating employment opportunities. The State has also topped the list with respect to the construction of roads in rural regions.
Source: Millennium Post