The Centre has released Rs. 370.91 crore as its share to Nagaland till February during the fiscal 2009—10 and the state government contributed Rs. 15.53 crore for implementation of flagship programme NREGA for creating 100-day employment for rural poor.

According to the latest annual administrative report of the RD department, till February 3, 21,141 households have been issued job cards under the Act which was being implemented in all 11 districts of Nagaland since fiscal 2008—09.

Out of the total job card holders 3,10,941 households have been provided wage employment, generating an average of 256.59 lakh man days creating 3,669 numbers of rural assets.

The report said during 2010—11 an amount of Rs 57.99 crore was proposed as state’s share to the NREGS.

The NREGS, now rechristened as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, is funded on the basis of 90:10 between the Centre and the States.