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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. *99
ANSWERED ON JULY 14, 2014

QUESTION
Fall In The Demand For Work Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

 *99. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state;

(a)   whether there is a fall in the demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) based on the employment provided to households:

(b)   if so, the details thereof State and Union Territory-wise:

(c)    whether Government plans to continue with this scheme: and

(d)   if so, how Government plans to revive this scheme?

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI UPENDRA KUSHWAHA) 

(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

 Statement referred to in reply to Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. *99 due for answer on 17.7.2014

 (a) There are variations in demand for work year to year, depending on seasonal factors. But there is no steady decline. The wage employment provided has increased from 218 .76 crore person-days in 2011 -12 to 219.72 crore person-days in 2013-14. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a demand driven programme; and the demand for work itself is influenced by various factors such as rainfall pattern, availability of alternative and remunerative employment opportunities outside MGNREGA and prevailing unskilled wage rates. Government remains actively engaged with State Governments in establishing systems that ensure provision of work as per demand and along with transparency and accountability.

 (b) State/UT-wise details of households provided employment and number of person-days generated under MGNREGA during the last three years and current year are given in Annexure.

 (c) Yes Sir.

 (d) To further improve implementation of MGNREGA, Government has formulated the following action plan:

 Improving the quality of assets by better planning and technical supervision, greater facility for taking up larger and durable assets, including convergence with other departments.

  • To reduce delays in payment of wages under MGNREGA a system of payment or compensation for such delays was brought in Para 29 of Schedule II of the Act. The States have been advised to ensure compliance with this provision.
  • States have been asked to universalise the operationalisation of electronic Fund Management System to ensure smooth flow of funds from the State to the wage seekers and to eliminate delays in payment of wages.
  • To control irregularities in implementation, the States and UTs have been asked to implement Social Audits more vigorously and in a manner that allows greater transparency and public scrutiny.
  • States have been requested to put in place Ombudsmen in every district to hear and resolve grievances. The Vigilance and Monitoring Committees have been constituted at the District and State levels to monitor the schemes.

 

 Annexure

Annexure referred to in reply to parts (a & b) of Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. *99 due for answer on 14th July, 2014

 

No

States

Households provided Employment (In Nos)

Person-days generated (in lakh)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-till 01/07/2014

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-till 01/07/2014

1

ANDHRA PRADESH 

4998016

5853567

5949921

2614646

2939.34

3273.35

2953.94

857.74

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH 

4443

129023

139353

271

0.73

43.50

35.46

0.04

3

ASSAM 

1349078

1234828

1262986

118440

352.63

314.04

299.74

14.44

4

BIHAR 

1769469

2087564

2058212

545117

682.16

941.85

861.78

135.03

5

CHHATTISGARH 

2725027

2637699

2512356

1516488

1206.76

1194.34

1298.72

420.47

6

GUJARAT 

822080

681028

578678

219701

313.00

281.90

230.30

51.05

7

HARYANA 

277748

294142

324871

61959

109.36

128.87

117.85

9.21

8

HIMACHAL PRADESH 

505467

514687

539054

155875

270.13

262.10

282.21

30.25

9

JAMMU & KASHMIR 

431152

646516

653953

21514

209.10

365.56

335.11

4.28

10

JHARKHAND 

1574657

1419072

1138914

570590

609.71

566.58

436.22

124.25

11

KARNATAKA 

1652116

1331967

1450457

220501

701.03

617.81

718.86

64.27

12

KERALA 

1416441

1526283

1523812

239925

633.10

837.74

865.94

21.29

13

MADHYA PRADESH 

3879959

3519283

2905955

1804731

1688.98

1399.47

1227.57

529.21

14

MAHARASHTRA 

1504521

1624521

1139996

562496

772.02

872.39

515.43

174.50

15

MANIPUR 

356264

456910

455398

68084

224.07

285.11

113.23

4.25

16

MEGHALAYA 

335182

332452

362438

4073

167.75

174.31

210.88

0.66

17

MIZORAM 

168711

174884

177000

0

130.60

153.56

133.23

0.00

18

NAGALAND 

372849

386520

407712

88805

296.61

245.31

182.93

9.16

19

ODISHA 

1378597

1599276

1710280

699971

453.75

546.01

711.83

144.37

20

PUNJAB 

245453

240191

412241

123274

64.52

65.50

134.68

19.97

21

RAJASTHAN 

4522234

4217342

3614960

2219525

2120.55

2203.38

1838.43

560.66

22

SIKKIM 

54684

56634

63288

16393

32.88

36.31

44.03

3.46

23

TAMIL NADU 

6343339

7061409

6265662

4426990

3015.75

4081.44

3675.83

922.80

24

TELANGANA

 

 

 

1841640

 

 

 

549.52

25

TRIPURA 

566770

596530

599531

262241

489.74

518.51

525.79

22.93

26

UTTAR PRADESH 

7327738

4947427

4983836

766870

2673.36

1411.85

1746.70

122.01

27

UTTARAKHAND 

469285

439791

397482

9177

198.98

192.00

165.62

1.56

28

WEST BENGAL 

5516968

5817331

6125500

1770903

1495.94

2018.42

2293.91

335.79

29

ANDAMAN &NICOBAR 

19300

12602

13555

809

8.30

6.61

5.79

0.15

30

DADRA &NAGAR HAVELI 

0

0

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

31

DAMAN & DIU 

0

0

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

32

GOA

11167

5057

5021

1941

3.11

0.69

1.15

0.28

33

LAKSHADWEEP 

3871

1851

612

7

1.65

0.49

0.14

0.00

34

PUDUCHERRY 

42546

41286

39335

1182

10.79

8.67

8.45

0.05

35

CHANDIGARH

0

0

0

0

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total

50645132

49887673

47812369

20954139

21876.36

23047.67

21971.76

5133.65