Bihar yet to get Rs 344.41 crore from Centre for MNREGA: Minister Sharwan Kumar

Patna | Bihar Rural Development Minister Sharwan Kumar today claimed that the state government was yet
to receive Rs 344.41 crore from the Centre on account of the MNREGA scheme for the current and last financial years.

Talking to reporters here, Kumar said that “MNREGA work would be expedited further if it gets its backlog (dues)
from the Centre.”

An independent body of ‘Social Audit Society’ has been set up under the MNREGA for which two state resource persons and 32 resource persons have been appointed, he said.

The social audit work will be completed in three phases in 10 districts- Nalanda, Purnea, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Nawada, Gaya, Banka, Khagaria, Patna and Katihar in the current financial year of 2018-19, the minister said.

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