Gadkari directs Rural Development Ministry to reserve 50 per cent MGNREGA jobs for water conservation
Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has ordered that 50 per cent of all works taken up by line agencies at District level should be for water conservation works to mitigate situations of drought and water scarcity.
This decision has been made in response to combat the corruption in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which critics have said has resulted in no productive assets are being created through the rural job scheme.
Gadkari has also added that the Rural Development Ministry will make all payments and fund transfers to various states via the E-payment platform in order to ensure that wage distribution is not delayed.
(Posted on 03-09-2014)