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Extension of REGS

GOVERNMENT OF INDI

Ministry of Rural Development:

 

DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 979

TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.11.2007

Extension of REGS.

979.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government propose to extend the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to the whole country;

(b) if so, the likely increase in expenditure for the current financial year;

(c) whether Government has arranged for additional funds for the purpose;

(d) the number of persons registered till 31-10-2007 under the scheme and those provided employment till that date, state-wise; and

(e) the expenditure incurred under the scheme during this financial year till 31-10- 2007; state-wise?

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHU)

(a):Yes, Sir. Government has decided to extend NREGA to all the remaining rural districts in the country from the next financial year i.e. from1.4.2008. A notification to this effect has been issued on 28.9.2007.

(b):As the additional districts are to be covered under the Act with effect from 1.4.2008, no increase in the expenditure for the current financial year is envisaged.

(c):Does not arise.

(d)& (e): State-wise data regarding number of households registered, number of households provided employment and expenditure incurred till 31.10.2007 is given in the Annexure

Annexure

Annexure as referred to reply Part (d) & (e) of Rajya Sabha Un-Starred Question. 979
S.        States                                      No. of households               No. of households                       Expenditure till
No.                                                       issued job card                     provided                                       31.10.07(Rs. In  
                                                             till 31.10.07                         employment                                  lakhs)
            1                                                 2                                                3                                                        4                
 

1          ANDHRA PRADESH               7669999                                  3222291                                    93478.79
2          ARUNACHAL PRADESH       0                                                0                                                       0
3          ASSAM                                       1030226                                 578578                                           14117.59
4          BIHAR                                        5691734                                 1830373                                         29166.61
5          GUJARAT                                  784065                                   173535                                           4743.26
6          HARYANA                                 144312                                    37416                                            1793.29
7          HIMACHAL PRADESH           288668                                   124490                                           4112.97
8          JAMMU AND KASHMIR         182787                                     47358                                             219.01
9          KARNATAKA                           1353412                                 260746                                           12607.85
10        KERALA                                  1350937                                 115517                                           3336.28
11        MADHYA PRADESH             7041073                                 2927813                                         125464.48
12        MAHARASHTRA                    2817476                                 164124                                           647.41
13        MANIPUR                               71941                                     7543                                               951.77
14        MEGHALAYA                         112973                                   86729                                             2109.92
15        MIZORAM                              79455                                     68549                                             2029.99
16        NAGALAND                           27884                                     21836                                             289.8
17        ORISSA                                 3508908                                 564366                                           24234.74
18        PUNJAB                                87093                                     11113                                             545.3
19        RAJASTHAN                         2683013                                 1819476                                         70451.56
20        SIKKIM                                   20992                                     5967                                               284.98
21        TAMIL NADU                        1755491                                 755475                                           36866.43
22        TRIPURA                              462744                                   398882                                           9251.63
23        UTTAR PRADESH              6434969                                 2468934                                         45418.8
24        WEST BENGAL                   7694424                                 3183808                                         18818.31
25        CHHATTISGARH                 2764805                                 1281986                                         36412.33
26        JHARKHAND                       2683628                                 882314                                           39193.55
27        UTTRANCHAL                     261550                                   95218                                             3197.42
            TOTAL                                    57004559                            21134437                                    579744.0791