August 1, 2021

MGNREGA: UP received highest funds from Centre in 2020-21 | India News – Times of India

PUDUCHERRY: The Union authorities launched Rs 1.1 lakh crore fund underneath the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) to all states and Union territories for the monetary yr 2020-21, stated minister of state for rural improvement Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.
In a written reply to the queries raised by Villupuram MP D Ravikumar, the minister furnished state-wise statistics on the fund launched for the fiscal yr 2020-21 and person-days generated till July 16 for the fiscal yr 2021-22 underneath MGNREGA.
Tamil Nadu, which obtained Rs 8,941 crore within the final fiscal, stood sixth on the checklist of states that obtained the best central funding. Uttar Pradesh topped the checklist with Rs 12,257 crore adopted by West Bengal (Rs 10,993 crore), Andhra Pradesh (Rs 10,365 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 9,225 crore) and Rajasthan (Rs 9,129 crore).
The ministry has proposed to generate 278.3 crore person-days for the present fiscal. As of July 16, a complete of 120.5 crore person-days have been generated within the present fiscal. Andhra Pradesh topped the checklist with 18.4 crore person-days adopted by Madhya Pradesh (13.7 crore), Telangana (9.8 crore), Rajasthan (8.6 crore), West Bengal (8.3 crore) and Odisha (8 crore).
Since MGNREGA is a ‘demand-driven’ programme, the rural improvement ministry doesn’t make state-wise monetary allocation.
The minister stated the ministry had taken enough steps to strengthen transparency and accountability corresponding to geo-tagging of belongings, direct profit switch, nationwide digital fund administration system, Aadhaar-based fee system, software program for an estimate calculation utilizing rural charges for employment and appointment of ombudsperson in each district of the states and Union territories.
The ministry has additionally suggested the states and Union territories to arrange impartial social audit items, practice village useful resource individuals and maintain social audits periodically.
“The duty of implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is vested with states/UTs. The ministry repeatedly critiques the efficiency of the implementation. The Central Employment Assure Council and state employment assure councils periodically monitor implementation of the programme,” stated Jyoti.
Officers from the ministry will go to states and Union territories and undertake area visits to overview the progress of the programme. They’ll share the shortcomings and suggestions with the states and Union territories for acceptable motion.

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