Rural jobs scheme: 3 NE states on top, 2 at the bottom
Nagaland Post | IANS | Agartala, Apr 6 ()
Three northeastern states -- Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim -- topped the country in the just-concluded 2016-17 fiscal in providing work under a flagship rural jobs scheme while two others -- Manipur and Assam -- are at the very bottom in its execution, an official report has revealed.
While the rest of the country lags, Congress-ruled Mizoram topped for the first time in providing jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) -- a staggering 88.43 person days per household -- during the fiscal that is almost double the national average of 45.21 days.
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