Bengaluru: CM Yediyurappa wants MGNREGA works to be raised from 100 to 150 days

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Bengaluru, May 28: With nearly 25,000 to 30,000 people, who had migrated in search of jobs, having returned to the districts of Northern Karnataka following the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa has directed the officials to ensure that all the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes families must be provided with job cards.

Addressing a meeting of the State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Council in Bengaluru on Thursday, the CM advised the officials to write to the Centre seeking enhancement of the mandatory 100 days’ work for a family in a year to 150 days so as to ensure that gainful employment was provided to all the deserving families.

Stressing the need for ensuring comprehensive development of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the chief minister said a total outlay of Rs 27,699.52 crore had been provided for the developmental works of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes during the year 2020-21 with Rs 19,432.22 for the Scheduled Castes and Rs 8,267.60 crore for the Scheduled Tribes.

The meeting later approved all the action plans for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Yediyurappa wanted the officials to take special interest in implementing all the developmental works for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in a time-bound manner so that all the disadvantaged sections of the society were benefited.

The deputy chief minister Govind M Karjol emphasized the need for proper and timely utilization of the budgetary allocations for the development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes so that the neglected sections of society were enabled to live with dignity.

Another deputy chief minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, law and parliamentary affairs minister J C Madhuswamy, revenue minister R Ashok, rural development and panchayat raj minister K S Eshwarappa, SC/ST Development Council member Dhuryodhana Aihole, chief secretary T M Vijaya Bhaskar, Umesh Jadhav, Ballari MP N Mahesh and Narasimha Naik, MLAs, and Social Welfare Department commissioner Kumar Nayak attended the meeting.




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  • smr, Karkala

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had told the Lok Sabha in July 2019 that the Narendra Modi government was “not in favour of continuing with” the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme for long. While MGNREGS’ target group is the rural poor, the Modi government’s larger goal is to eliminate poverty altogether, Tomar said.

    When Modi mocks MGNREGS, he ridicules the 80 million Indians contributing to the nation’s development.Modi wanted to end MGNREGS. Now it’s his only tool to ride through slowdown

    1. What about the BJP ruled state which made swift changes in labour laws and pending to two petitions to answered by PM Modi BJP ruled government from International Labour Organisation (ILO)?
    2. Why are majority of BJP ruled states of States such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, MP, Uttarakhand, Assam, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have increased the working hours from 8 to 12 hours?
    3. While Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh scrapped key labour laws for the next three years, Gujarat did the same for 1,200 days?
    4. India is a signatory to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and a few of the changes are against ILO conventions. Can PM Modi government will give written rights to ILO ensure rights of workers are protected?
    Jai Hind

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  • Gopala, UK

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Appreciated the move .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Yediyurappa would have been a better PM of India ...

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    BJP was criticising MGNREGA. Today they are depend on this. Our economist Manmohan singh is great.

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Please thank PV Narsimah Roa who proposed this act in 1991.

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  • James, Bendur

    Thu, May 28 2020

    P.M. Modi publicly made fun of MGNREGA in the parliament and all the NDA team clapped and laughed on MGNREGA. Need to have educated experienced brains to implement good policies especially for a country like India.

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