In fact, exposure to NREGS
during ages 2-4 may have increased test scores and enrollment rates, likely because of increases in family income due to the program.
Now many of them find working under NREGS
more rewarding than their
In fact, the irony is that the NREGS
itself may be contributing more than somewhat to price rise in rural areas.
They include NREGS
wage employment (Rs 135 per day), farm loan waiver, rice for Rs 2/kg, essential commodities at very cheap prices, free tertiary health care for all BPL families, scholarships for students from economically weaker sections, housing for all, free electricity for farmers and so on.
Action will also be taken against the impersonators after an inquiry," district NREGS
project director G.
Because of NREGS
money this has become very tough and competitive.
As long as NREGS
was confined to 200 of the most backward districts, it worked well and there were few allegations of corruption.
But life has changed the better after I was given a Job Card under NREGS
by the Gaon Panchayat One and half-year back," said Kumoli Gogoi, a beneficiary.
Now, Sanjay Dixit, a member of the rural development ministry's central employment guarantee council, has revealed that the society was also involved in the embezzlement of Rs 55 lakh of NREGS
money in Mathura.
The chief minister has directed the department of rural development to register FIRs against 78 officials and 38 elected panchayat chiefs for their alleged involvement in the NREGS
scam in central and eastern Uttar Pradesh districts.
In UP the PWD was supposed to spend a major portion of the NREGS
fund to develop 19,176 Ambedkar villages in the state.
Worse still, the Karnataka forest department does not have a ready investment reckoner, which means it doesn't know how much of the Rs 200 crore that it got to spend under the NREGS
during 2008-' 10 is being spent on individual projects inside the forests.