AP Govt brings NREGP under RTI Act

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Hyderabad, Aug 4 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to bring the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, empowering the people to know the functioning of the prestigious scheme.

Talking to newspersons, after the cabinet meeting here, State Information and Public Relations Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy said Andhra Pradesh was the only State in the country, which has taken up the social auditing of the NREGP across all the villages in a transparent manner.

''Bringing the NREGP under the purview of RTI act would help the Government in curbing corruption,'' he added.

Mr Reddy said the Cabinet also approved additional loan taken from World Bank worth Rs 265 crore for Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP) programme and the execution of project and financing agreement with the bank on January 25.

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