Saturday, April 09, 2005

Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

A legislation, Rural Employment Guarantee Act, is being enacted in Parliament. The Act will be the social safety net for the poorest in the rural areas.

This scheme guarantees that at least one person in a family gets work for 100 days in a year. If a person registers as unemployed and work has not been allotted for 15 days, he will be given minimum wages (as per state norms) since govt could not show him any work. Works may cover agro-processing, irrigation, on-farm processing, embroidery, weaving and printing.

This substantially will change the face of rural India. This project is estimated at Rs. 39000 crores, which is the 1% of the GDP.

I hope end user really benifits from this.

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