Civil society teams pitch for higher implementation of MGNREGS

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 10

Civil society teams on Thursday pitched for efficient implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) — the flagship rural employment programme at a digital convention.

Increase in quantity obligatory mandis and formulation of an employment-guarantee programme for city areas had been the dominant calls for on the occasion which was organised by NGO Peoples’ Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG).

The function of the occasion was to carry to focus the implementation of the scheme forward of the Winter Session of the Parliament which begins from September 14.

“Those who have returned to their villages are not going back to the cities because the economy has not revived and job opportunities are bleak,” Rajendran Narayanan of Azim Premji University stated.

With lakhs of migrants returning dwelling and the agricultural economic system stagnating, the MGNREGS has turn into a lifeline.

Nikhil Dev, head of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, stated the federal government’s current deal with the provision facet, referring to the implementation of the scheme, was defective. It needs to be demand-based.

The audio system famous the issue of fee delays.

“Providing employment under the scheme should be linked to the right to livelihood and not considered as an act of charity,” Anuradha Talwar of the NREGA Sangharsh Morcha stated.

Annie Raja, head of National Federation of Indian Women, flayed the Union Government for placing a restriction on individuals attaining 65 years from in search of jobs beneath the scheme.

Increase of mandis to 200 days, from the current 100 days, and enhancement of minimal wages beneath the scheme had been a number of the different calls for.

Prof Jayati Ghosh of JNU and impartial MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mivani additionally spoke on the event.

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