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NREGA implementation poor in State

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GUWAHATI, April 3 � Of the 37 lakh (approx) job card holders under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) in Assam, only 16,473 job card holders could get 100 days employment in the year 2010-11, taking the coverage rate of the UPA Government flagship scheme to a meagre 0.56 per cent during the period.

Further, a total of 6,11,032 households got less than 15 days employment in the year which is 21 per cent of the total car holding households.

Another shocking finding of the North East Social Trust (NEST) and the Centre for Microfinance and Livelihood (CML) was that only O.67 per cent of the BPL families have been registered by the scheme, which is basically meant for the families living under the BPL.

The information has been derived from the online MIS of the National Informatics Centre.

The findings also brought to the fore that 29331 persons were not paid the unemployment allowances in the State during the year.

�The district with highest percentage of BPL inclusion in NREGA is Dhubri with 1.53 per cent,� the report made available by the representatives of NEST and CML stated.

The compiled report also further stated that only 41.13 per cent of the workers under NREGA have bank accounts.

Moreover, the work execution level analysis for the financial year 2010-11 shows that 42.9 per cent of the work is being executed through Gaon Panchayats (GPs) violating the norm of minimum 50 per cent execution through the GPs.

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NREGA implementation poor in State

GUWAHATI, April 3 � Of the 37 lakh (approx) job card holders under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) in Assam, only 16,473 job card holders could get 100 days employment in the year 2010-11, taking the coverage rate of the UPA Government flagship scheme to a meagre 0.56 per cent during the period.

Further, a total of 6,11,032 households got less than 15 days employment in the year which is 21 per cent of the total car holding households.

Another shocking finding of the North East Social Trust (NEST) and the Centre for Microfinance and Livelihood (CML) was that only O.67 per cent of the BPL families have been registered by the scheme, which is basically meant for the families living under the BPL.

The information has been derived from the online MIS of the National Informatics Centre.

The findings also brought to the fore that 29331 persons were not paid the unemployment allowances in the State during the year.

�The district with highest percentage of BPL inclusion in NREGA is Dhubri with 1.53 per cent,� the report made available by the representatives of NEST and CML stated.

The compiled report also further stated that only 41.13 per cent of the workers under NREGA have bank accounts.

Moreover, the work execution level analysis for the financial year 2010-11 shows that 42.9 per cent of the work is being executed through Gaon Panchayats (GPs) violating the norm of minimum 50 per cent execution through the GPs.

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