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"While I welcome higher allocation for sectors like health, education, skill development, drinking water, livelihood, mission, women and children development, the decreased allocation for MGNREGA, core schemes for SC, ST and other vulnerable groups and pension under NSAP is a cause of concern," the Chief Minister said.
The overall aim is to assess the impact of MGNREGA on the life and livelihood of VanGujjar and Taungya communities.
Extending social protection on equity, empowerment, economic, social and cultural rights as a transformative social policy (Devereux and Sabates-Wheeler, 2004), MGNREGA has received critical scrutiny for the promises it made and the extent to which they have and have not been realized.
New Delhi: As Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) completed 10 years, the NDA government on Tuesday claimed it has brought a "transformation" in the rural job guarantee scheme which was in a "pitiable" state under UPA due to frequent curtailing of funds.
" MGNREGA is not a priority for this government as it lacks focus on the segment.
Andhra Pradesh NGOs Alliance (APNA) has made the Government to work in partnership with NGOs.0 This arrangement gave the NGOs the responsibilities of organizing and training MGNREGA workers on their rights and enabling them to access their rights.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) came into force in February 2006 in 200 selected districts in India, say economists Azeez and Akhtar, and is designed to enhance the livelihood security of unorganized workers in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to a rural household whose members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
Periodic independent evaluation of the implementation process of MGNREGA as well as its impact on rural India is essential for an unbiased view of an important flagship rural development program undertaken at the national level.
"Under the MGNREGA, the law says that 50 percent of the money has to be spent through elected gram panchayat (village body) - the lowermost level in the three-tier panchayat system- which is authorised to devise and implement schemes.
Earlier on March 9, Kumaraswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed for the release of pending funds under the NDRF and MGNREGA for drought relief.
Replying to a debate on President's address in Lok Sabha, Modi had on Friday taken a dig at the Opposition over rumours that MGNREGA scheme was being stopped.
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