MGNREGA: Jairam Ramesh seeks Siddaramaiah’s intervention

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BANGALORE: Union minister of rural development Jairam Ramesh has sought the personal intervention of chief minister Siddaramaiah for the effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Karnataka.

In a letter to the Karnataka CM on Thursday, Jairam Ramesh said: MGNREGA, one of the flagship programmes of the UPA government and other rural development programmes need the direction and guidance from an able leader like you in its effective implementation.”

The union minister has said that there was a shortfall in achievement during 2011-12 and 2012-13 in the state due to unrealistic labour demand projection.

Ramesh has stated that the shortcomings pointed out by the CAG on the implementation of the scheme had to be rectified on priority. According to him, payment of unemployment allowance, compensation for delayed payments, conduct of effective and regular social audit, grievance redressal mechanism as per Standard Operating Procedure are some of the institutional issues, which required attention

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