Govt. to implement NREGA in a way to benefit drought-hit areas

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New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): To ensure effective implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, political parties across the board have agreed today to join hands with the government.

This will help in mitigating the impact of the drought in several parts of the country.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi after an all party meeting, Rural Development Minister Dr. C P Joshi said that there was a consensus on the issue and the programme will be implemented in such a way so that the drought hit areas are benefited.

He elaborated that works like digging of wells and other development works will be taken up in the draught hit areas.

Dr. Joshi noted that the focus of discussions remained the extension of benefits of this historical programme to target beneficiaries.

The meeting focused on the strategy to make NREGA more effective and transparent. Representatives of national parties participated in the meeting.

The Rural Development Minister has made it clear that the feedback and the suggestions from the political leaders will be taken into consideration to make implementation of the scheme more beneficial for the targeted sections.

The Ministry of Rural Development held an all-party meeting on NREGA today. Both the government and the national political parties were of the view that though NREGA has made a huge impact in the rural areas, there is still considerable scope for improvement in its implementation at different levels.

The representatives of the political parties lauded the Minister Of Rural Development for his initiative in political consultation.

Dr. Joshi assured that this would be a continuous process and requested the representatives to hold detailed discussions internally in their parties so that this dialogue becomes broad based.

The meeting is a part of the national dialogue initiated by the Ministry Of Rural Development to ensure the implementation of NREGA in a transparent, accountable and responsive manner so that he benefits reach out to the needy and the poor in the rural areas. (ANI)

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