Centre fixes Rs 4,600 cr target under NREGS

The Centre has fixed a target of Rs 4,600 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for 2010-11, a growth of close to double the amount spent during 2009-10. This year, the state has spent Rs 2,350 crore under the scheme, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa said.“The Centre has appreciated the works of state government under the MGNREGS during the last two years. For the next fiscal, we can spend up to Rs 4,600 crore under the scheme. So, we are planning to take up construction of check dams for increasing the availability of water in rural areas and build houses under the Ashraya housing scheme, dredging of lakes and water bodies will be taken up next fiscal,” he said.

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