Government has approved Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to provide employment in villages

Government has approved Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to provide employment in villages

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2313
ANSWERED ON 03/08/2021

EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

2313. SHRI BALAK NATH

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Union Government has approved any employment scheme to provide employment in villages, if so, the details thereof;

(b) the details of villages covered and funds spent under the said scheme, State-wise; and

(c) the steps being taken by the Government to increase village-based industries?

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a) & (b) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi NREGS) is a demand driven wage employment programme which provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. States/UTs-wise number of Gram Panchayats covered under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS is given at Annexure-I.

States/UTs-wise central fund released and expenditure incurred by the States/UTs under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS in last financial year 2020-21 and current financial year 2021-22 (as on 01.08.2021) is given at Annexure-II.

(c) As per information shared by the Ministry of MSME, the Ministry is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), which is a major credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth. Khadi & Village Industry Commission (KVIC), Mumbai is the national level nodal agency for implementing PMEGP. Under PMEGP, General Category beneficiaries can avail of margin money subsidy of 25 % of the project cost in rural areas and 15% in urban areas. For special categories such as SC/ST/OBC/minorities/ women/ ex-serviceman/ physically handicapped/NER/Hill and Border areas etc. the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas. Maximum project cost for manufacturing unit is Rs.25 lakh and for service sector it is Rs.10 lakh.

Under the Scheme, since inception and upto June, 2021, about 6.86 lakh micro units have been assisted with margin money subsidy of Rs.16,200 cr. providing employment to estimated 56.5 lakh youths. About 80% of the units are setup in rural areas.

Annexure-I

Annexure-I referred in reply to part (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred
Question No.2313 dated 03.08.2021.

S. No.

State/UTs

Total number of GPs

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR

78

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

12914

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

1967

4

ASSAM

2672

5

BIHAR

8526

6

CHHATTISGARH

11665

7

GOA

190

8

GUJARAT

14137

9

HARYANA

6214

10

HIMACHAL PRADESH

3640

11

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

4542

12

JHARKHAND

4403

13

KARNATAKA

6013

14

KERALA

941

15

LADAKH

193

16

LAKSHADWEEP

10

17

MADHYA PRADESH

22777

18

MAHARASHTRA

28488

19

MANIPUR

3150

20

MEGHALAYA

6338

21

MIZORAM

888

22

NAGALAND

1257

23

ODISHA

6798

24

PUDUCHERRY

12

25

PUNJAB

13325

26

RAJASTHAN

11349

27

SIKKIM

185

28

TAMIL NADU

12525

29

TELANGANA

12770

30

THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND

DAMAN AND DIU

20

31

TRIPURA

1178

32

UTTAR PRADESH

59113

33

UTTARAKHAND

7817

34

WEST BENGAL

3341

Total

2,69,436

Source: Management Information System
 
Annexure-II

Annexure-II referred in reply to part (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question
 No. 2313 dated 03.08.2021

(Rs. in crore)

S.

No.

State/UTs

Central fund released

Total Expenditure#

2020-21

2021-22*

2020-21

2021-22*

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

10365.48

4286.16

10901.14

5922.00

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

348.95

190.27

485.55

48.64

3

ASSAM

2635.91

852.55

2525.27

737.46

4

BIHAR

6647.26

3705.16

6425.81

4087.13

5

CHHATTISGARH

4144.19

1914.12

4113.08

2112.89

6

GOA

0.91

0.00

3.26

1.29

7

GUJARAT

1513.75

869.78

1334.86

1089.12

8

HARYANA

776.67

349.17

802.63

301.41

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

964.98

375.96

988.96

410.88

10

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

1166.63

119.01

1550.18

217.83

11

JHARKHAND

3490.25

1300.87

3150.33

1276.81

12

KARNATAKA

5605.01

3052.89

5617.46

2578.20

13

KERALA

4300.32

779.17

3867.75

1096.95

14

LADAKH

22.49

7.98

50.35

7.39

15

MADHYA PRADESH

9225.40

4535.36

9142.20

3970.26

16

MAHARASHTRA

1639.78

924.47

2018.67

738.51

17

MANIPUR

737.57

0.00

1052.90

379.40

18

MEGHALAYA

1286.63

299.28

1367.13

220.62

19

MIZORAM

576.81

256.44

549.22

186.95

20

NAGALAND

483.82

4.74

442.91

60.10

21

ODISHA

5409.50

2520.93

5839.68

2474.23

22

PUNJAB

1287.86

611.96

1240.83

503.84

23

RAJASTHAN

9129.03

4397.42

9803.50

4095.91

24

SIKKIM

101.46

31.05

107.62

33.45

25

TAMIL NADU

8941.26

3543.56

8435.04

2540.02

26

TELANGANA

4163.57

3340.38

4594.82

2096.49

27

TRIPURA

1199.93

417.50

1064.06

393.19

28

UTTAR PRADESH

12257.35

2744.79

12626.35

1843.41

29

UTTARAKHAND

908.89

228.50

853.81

252.69

30

WEST BENGAL

10993.56

4111.30

10404.97

3362.61

31

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR

4.86

7.63

6.68

4.49

32

LAKSHADWEEP

0.00

0.00

0.06

0.00

33

PUDUCHERRY

27.13

3.35

25.32

4.05

34

THE DADRA AND NAGAR

HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total

110357.20

45781.76

111392.38

43048.24

(# Including State Share) *As on 01.08.2021 (as per MIS)

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