‘Agricultural work should be part of MGNREGA’

When the UPA federal government rolled out Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Plan, it was the minimal-profile math professor from Vaishali in Bihar, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, as Rural Affairs Minister who executed the flagship programme. Now that MGNREGA and its city counterpart is remaining more and more talked over as part of the financial aid particularly to the city lousy and the migrants, Singh informed BusinessLine in an interview that any federal government plan is as only productive as the local community participation. And participatory governance is not a hallmark of the current dispensation. Excerpts:

The Government now seeks to address the migrant employees crisis by MGNREGS would you say it is a action in the ideal route.

We developed MGNREGA as a need-pushed plan which was rolled out strictly by the Gram Sabhas and the Panchayati Raj procedure which made a decision on the beneficiaries. The

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