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TNPSC Current Affairs January 30 & 31 2017

MGNREGS Funds, South India bagged around 30 percentages of funds.


The Southern states of India have bagged around 30 percentages of funds under the MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Southern States are bagging 30 Percentages of funds continuously for 10 to 11 years even though southern states possess lesser share of rural poor in the country.

But in Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar which has around 45 to 50 percentage of the country’s rural poor, bagging only 25 percentage of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme fund (MGNREGS).

This Distortion is not created by anyone but it is due to better absorbing capacity of the South. The challenges under MGNREGS will be to improve the absorbing capacity of the northern States.

Background:

MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Emplyment Gurantee Act) is enated on August 25 2005. It is previously named as National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005. MGNREGA provides the legal guarantee the right to work for at least 100 days of wage employment in financial year to adult member of rural household willing to do unskilled manual work


The Aim of the MGNREGA is to enhance the livelihood security to the rural areas providing at least 100 days of wage employment in financial year to adult member of rural household willing to do unskilled manual work.


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