It spent more amount than the total funds available

Karnataka is among the five States that spent more amount than the total funds available under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in 2012-13.

The State achieved an expenditure percentage of 112.76. Andhra Pradesh topped the list by achieving a percentage of 115.24. Other |States which achieved more than cent per cent expenditure are Haryana (102.74 per cent), Puducherry (106.69) and West Bengal (100.27).

Karnataka lagged behind in utilising funds and providing employment in the second and third quarters, but improved its performance in the last quarter.

The State spent Rs. 1677.75 crore against the available Rs. 1487.93 crore.

The State provided 100 days of employment to 53,994 families and Davangere topped the list in districts.

A total of 14.26 lakh plus families were provided employment against 14.31 lakh plus families who sought it. The participation of women in the works was estimated at 46.33 per cent .

While 63.03 per cent of the spent amount was used for the payment of wages, the expenditure on materials purchase was 36.07 per cent and administrative expenditure was 3.19 per cent.

Bangalore Rural, Bidar, Hassan, Kodagu, Koppal and Mandya spent less than 60 per cent on wages and 40 per cent on the purchase of materials.

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