MNREGA has touched only 1,060 families in State

100 days’ mandatory job scheme yet to be implemented in 10 districts

Utilisation of funds and provision of employment to people in rural areas under MNREGA continues to be low in Karnataka this year as well.

Although five months into the current financial year, Karnataka is already lagging behind in providing 100 days’ employment. As per the latest information, only 1,060 families in the State have been employed.

Not even a single household in 10 districts of Karnataka’s 32 have been provided 100 days’ employment in the current financial year, according to sources who spoke to The Hindu here on Friday.

Among them are Raichur, Yadgir and Koppal in Hyderabad Karnataka, where migration of landless labourers to cities is rampant.

Chamarajanagar is also among those 10 districts where the facility has yet to be extended to a single household.

Gulbarga district is in much the same situation. The lack of employment in rural areas has resulted in large-scale migration to urban pockets.

Only 38 families in the district were provided 100 days’ employment under MNREGA.

Best efforts

In Ramanagara district, 192 families were employed, followed by Bagalkot (164); Dharwad (144); and Davangere (135).

Of the total Rs. 930.27 crore available under MNREGA in Karnataka, including the opening balance of the previous financial year, the expenditure so far is Rs. 412.28 crore.

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