Govt assures Rs 100 wages under NREGA

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New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Rural Development Minister C P Joshi on Friday said that 100 rupees wages per day under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) will be provided as soon as the budgetary allocation process in the Parliament is over.

Informing members of Lok Sabha of this, Joshi requested state governments to be more transparent in the implementation of NREGA scheme.

Admitting to leakages in the programme, Joshi said no state has been able to provide 100 days employment under the NREGA so far.

"The steps are being taken to ensure greater transparency by making the payments for NREGA through post offices and bank accounts," he added.

NREGA, enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005, provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage. (ANI)

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