Centre to convene all-party meeting on NREGA implementation

Centre to convene all-party meeting on NREGA implementation
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Aug 11 2009. 09 15 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Aug 11 2009. 09 15 PM IST
New Delhi: With concern voiced in Parliament over implementation of the NREGA, the Centre will soon convene an all-party meeting to make its implementation more effective across the country.
“We will have to address the issues relating to the implementation of NREGA when parliamentarians are saying that there are grievances. I am not talking about Congress only but others also,” Union minister for rural development C.P. Joshi said on Tuesday.
“We will invite representatives from all the political parties to interact with them and take feedback on NREGA to consider how to make the programme more effective,” he said.
The minister said that his ministry will also hold meetings with other stakeholders on NREGA to take feedback from them in this connection.
“I welcome criticism. I will also visit states to take stock of the situation,” he said.
Joshi underlined that the role of the Monitoring and Vigilance Committee, constituted under NREGA, was of utmost importance in the implementation of the Act and said that steps would be taken to strengthen such committees.
To a question whether there was any apprehension of drinking water crisis in country due to short rainfall, minister said: “We have not received any such report yet.”
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First Published: Tue, Aug 11 2009. 09 15 PM IST