Implement NREGP with social audit: minister

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Hyderabad, Aug 4 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Rural Development Minister G Chinna Reddy today claimed that Andhra Pradesh was the only state in the country to implement the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) with social audit to avoid misuse of the scheme.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the State Cabinet had approved the guidelines for the social audit. The government, in the last two-and-half months, had spent Rs 4,000 crore on the programme and issued one crore job cards to beneficiaries, besides opening 90 lakh accounts in Post Offices in the state.

Stating that social audit had reduced the chances of misuse, he said the government had already taken stern action against the officials, who were found to have misued the scheme.

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