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69 percent households gain from rural job scheme

Sunday April 17, 2011 08:08:43 PM, IANS

Agartala: About 69 percent of rural households in the northeast get employment under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme, according to an official document available here Sunday.

The objective of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) scheme is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

Nagaland topped the list with 93 percent households provided employment under MGNREG followed by Mizoram (69 percent), Sikkim (67), Meghalaya (63) and Tripura and Assam with 62 percent each.

In 2010-11, Rs.4,180 was approved for the MGNREG scheme for six states in the northeast excluding Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

According to a Tripura government official, the union rural development ministry would review April 19 in Arunachal Pradesh the progress of eight flagship schemes being implemented in the northeastern state.

The flagship programmes to be reviewed include MGNREG, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Indira Awaas Yojana, Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, National Rural Livelihoods Mission and National Rural Drinking Water Programme.

 

 

 

 

 

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