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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry Of Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1394
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.03.2011
EMPLOYMENT PROVIDED IN KARNATAKA UNDER MGNREGS .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of households which were provided employment in Karnataka under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) since its inception;
(b) the share of SCs, STs and women in total employment generated in the State; and
(c) what steps Government has taken to improve the availability of work under MGNREGS in the State?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI PRADEEP JAIN `ADITYA`)
(a)&(b): The requisite details in respect of Karnataka State are as under:
Year No. of households provided Persondays of employment
employment generated (in lakh)
Total SC ST Women
2006-07 545185 222.01 73.37 45.18 112.24
2007-08 549994 197.78 59.79 37.94 99.42
2008-09 896212 287.64 79.89 39.91 145.03
2009-10 3535281 2003.43 334.64 171.77 737.07
2010-11 1064689 431.32 71.87 44.62 197.66 (up to Jan., 11)
(c): With a view to improve the availability of work under MGNREGS, the following steps have been taken:
(i) Works as stipulated in para 1
(iv) of Schedule-I of the Act have been allowed on the individual lands owned by small and marginal farmers also.
(ii) Construction of Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra at village and block level has been included as a permissible activity under the Act.
(iii) Joint convergence guidelines for convergence of rural development programmes of Ministries of Environment & Forests, Agriculture; Water Resources; Department of Land Resources; SGSY & PMGSY programmes of Department of Rural Development with Mahatma Gandhi NREGA have been issued.