NREGANational Rural Employment Guarantee Act (India)
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Since 2005, the right to work is partially guaranteed by NREGA. The Right to Education (RTE) Act made elementary education a legal right in 2009.
In a letter sent to Modi, the economists expressed " deep concern" about the future of NREGA, which they pointed out was enacted in 2005 with the unanimous support of all political parties.
Though MG NREGA was enacted in the year 2005 and sufficient efforts have been initiated by all the states of India in building capacity of all the stakeholders in undertaking social audit, yet there appears to be evident capacity gap to deliver this responsibility judiciously and objectively.
Speaking on "social development" at the General Debate in the Third Committee, he lauded NREGA as the world's largest cash-for-work scheme that meets the needs of 53 million poor rural households by ensuring 100 days of work per year with at least half of it reserved for women.
"Nearly 10 crore bank/post office accounts have been opened and around 80 percent of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA payments are made through this innovative route," he said.
Presence of Central schemes such as PDS for food security and NREGA for wage employment guarantee for 100 days in a year in the villages can bring direct benefit to the affected communities if implemented optimally.
It is this unique mandate that could make the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA, the new name for what was till recently known as NREGA) the best social-spending scheme ever.
Raje recently suggested to the Centre to change the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ( NREGA) into a scheme.
" In Karnataka, more than 73,000 people applied for work under the NREGA scheme.