Govt releases Rs 12,230 cr for MGNREGA

Govt releases Rs 12,230 cr for MGNREGA

Govt releases  Rs 12,230 cr for MGNREGA

The Centre on Saturday announced the release of Rs 12,230 crore to the state governments for the implementation of MGNREGA, days after being rapped by the Supreme Court for not giving adequate funds for the rural job scheme.

Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh said that the government has released its share to implement the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Singh said the release of Rs 12,230 crore would take care of the pending wage liability of the states for the year 2015-16. He added that it would also help the states run the programme in 2016-17.

“The government is committed to ensuring flow of adequate resources for fulfilling the programme objectives,” he said in a statement.

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