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Govt praises MGNREGA as scheme completes 10 years tomorrow

Some announcements are also expected tomorrow when Finance Minister Arun Jaitely delivers a key note address at MGNREGA SAMMELAN-2016.

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Publish Date: Feb 1 2016 5:45PM | Updated Date: Feb 1 2016 5:45PM

Govt praises MGNREGA as scheme completes 10 years tomorrow

As MGNREGA completes ten years tomorrow, Narendra Modi govermment, which earlier appeared critical of the UPA's flagship rural job scheme, today hailed the measure saying the achievements of a decade are a "cause of "national pride and celebration".

 
In a statement, the government also claimed that the last financial year saw a "revival" of the programme and announced that the focus in upcoming years will be towards simplifying and strengthening the procedures of the scheme and towards building sustainable assets to benefit the poor.
 
 
Some announcements are also expected tomorrow when Finance Minister Arun Jaitely delivers a key note address at MGNREGA SAMMELAN-2016 here.