MGNREGA failed in rural India, says Anna Hazare

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New Delhi, Dec 13: Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday (today) claimed that central government's MGNREGA scheme for rural Indians has failed due to the corrupt people in the state governments. The anti-corruption crusader added that MGNREGA fund for development work gets divided as 74% of the fund is spent on AC cars and 15% on bribe and only 10 percent of the total money for the project reaches to needy people.

Meanwhile, Anna Hazare has sparked the MGNREGA issue when Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has started his second campaign in poll bound Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had written two letters to UP Chief Minister Mayawati in connection with irregularities of MGNREGA funds in seven districts of the state.

Moreover, following reports of major irregularities in some districts in MGNREGA funds, Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday (today) said that all rural schemes of the government will be audited by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). According to a government source, all government rural development programmes are worth Rs 88,000 crore including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act.

Anna also criticised the government for slow and corrupt development work and said he will launch his proposed fast from Dec 27 if the government does not pass a strong Jan Lokpal bill. Meanwhile, team Anna is cheduled to meet on Dec 14 for two days to plan out their future strategy.

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