Nirmala Sitharaman on MGNREGA: Modi government spent Rs 5 lakh crore on MGNREGA in 8 years: Nirmala Sitharaman
Newz Fast, New Delhi: Talking to the media in Kamareddy district of Telangana, Sitharaman said that in the last eight years, 20 thousand crore rupees have been given to the state under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA).
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that in the last eight years, the Center has spent Rs 5 lakh crore on the MNREGA scheme. Of this, 20 percent was spent during the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Talking to the media in Kamareddy district of Telangana, Sitharaman said that in the last eight years, 20 thousand crore rupees have been given to the state under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA).
Rs 20,000 crore given to Telangana
“In the last eight years, Rs 20,000 crore has been given to Telangana under MGNREGA. During the same period five lakh crore rupees were spent across the country out of which more than 20 percent was spent during 2020-21 during the time of Kovid-19.
The important point in this is that if there are complaints about money not being spent properly or if there is any comment in the audit report, then the survey teams will come (in any state).
PM Modi removes many flaws
Responding to allegations that survey teams were being sent to stall the scheme, he said that in case of any discrepancies, survey teams would be sent to rectify them.
The Finance Minister said that during the tenure of the UPA government, there were many shortcomings in the scheme, which were removed by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is now being implemented through Direct Benefit Transfer.
Targeting the Telangana government, he alleged that the K Chandrashekhar Rao government was taking loans without informing the state assembly and without mentioning it in the budget. Sitharaman said that the state is on the fourth position in the case of farmer suicides.