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Policy | NREGA scheme gets thumbs up from ILO

Policy | NREGA scheme gets thumbs up from ILO

New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance’s flagship programme the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, or NREGA, has got the thumbs up from the International Labour Organization (ILO), which has said that had it not been for the scheme, the labour class in India would have been badly hit by the recession.

Lauding the programme that guarantees 100 days of employment to the rural work force, ILO in its latest report has said that the social protection scheme “stands to offset the potential shock to the poor in this time of recession".

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