National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Jan Soochna Portal Launched in Rajasthan

The government of Rajasthan has launched the Jan Soochna Portal to enhance transparency and accountability and empower the right of the people to seek information. The portal is developed under the RAJasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV). Jan Soochna Portal The portal creates a streamlined system for public information to prevent anomalies and corruption. The portal provides ..

Election Commission revises MGNREGA wage rates

Election Commission has approved to revise the wages under the MGNREGA ( Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme under the request of Rural Development Ministry from 1st April. The new wages has been notified which will be linked with the Consumer Price Index for agricultural labourers. The increase could be up to 5 ..

2018-CGS-21: Mains Revision-8: Government Schemes, Development Industry, NGOs

NGO’s Role in Addressing the Problems Aftermath Partition NGOs played a vital role in addressing the problems haunting the country aftermath partition like food security, illiteracy, vast population and depletion of resources etc. Role played by NGOs: Population control The Rockefeller foundation (RF) took steps to examine population growth rates and initiate a programme of human fertility ..

Geotagging of Assets

MNREGA is an employment guarantee scheme however there are issues of corruption and leakage of funds during transfer. In order to tackle such leakage Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO for geotagging of the assets created under MGNREGA. Geo-tagging of assets will ..

Aadhaar Seeding

Aadhaar seeding is a procedure by which the Unique Identifications issued by the UIDAI are included in the database of service providers so that they can used the Aadhaar identity for authentication during service delivery. Some of the examples include linking with the MGNREGA scheme or the insurance carriers. Here two methods of seeding are ..

Bihar to get Rs 560 cr credit from the World Bank for project Jeevika

The Central Govt and the Bihar Government inked pact with the World Bank for $ 100 million additional credit to intensify the ongoing Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project, Jeevika. Objective of Project Jeevika: The Project is targeted at enhancing the social and economic status of the rural poor in Bihar. The supplementary financing will help strengthen ..

Govt to revisit Watershed management guidelines

The guidelines provided for Integrated Watershed Management Programme to be revised as State Governments found the current guidelines rigid and inflexible to their requirement. The States have demanded that the cost of Rs 15,000 per hectare allocated for Naxal affected areas to implement watershed management programme should also be extended to areas with special problems. ..

30 new activities brought under NREGS

The government has amended Schedule-I and Schedule-II of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) Act, 2005. There is now an expansion of the scope of activities permitted under the MNREGS by including 30 new activities. These will supplement agricultural and animal husbandry operations along with flood management and sanitation-related works in rural India. ..