All districts in Meghalaya to be covered under NREGA : PM

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Shillong, Feb 28 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced that all seven districts in Meghalaya would be covered under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) from April one this year.

Addressing an election rally at Jawarharlal Nehru Sports Complex here, Dr Singh said, '' This is a promise of the Congress in 2004 and we have delivered on our promise. You must remember this fact. '' Dr Singh said, '' Of the seven districts, presently only West and South Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills districts are covered under the NREGA which has provided assured employment of 100 days to all rural families in the state. '' In Meghalaya, he said 75,000 households had been provided with employment.

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