BANGALORE: Karnataka spent less money in 2010-11 as against records from 2009-10 to provide employment, says a report on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) 2010-11, which is a state analysis data compiled by IndiaGoverns Research Institute.
Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Veena Ramanna, executive director of IndiaGoverns said in the report, that it has been revealed that on an average, `9 crore has been spent in each Assembly constituency during 2010-11 on rural employment, while the average expenditure during 2009-10 was `13 crore.
Whereas, in the independent constituencies, an average of `17 crore has been spent which is almost 89 per cent higher than the state average.
The report also stresses on the wages paid.
The average wage paid in 2010-11 was `80 which is higher than records from 2009-10 where the average wage paid was just `70.
When it comes to the average daily wage constituency, Pavagada constituency leads the list with `124 while Muddebihal and Challakere constituencies pay just `42 per day.
Explaining further, Veena said that in reserved/ST constituencies, the average wage has been increased by `4 in the same duration, while in BJP constituencies, it has increased by `8, Congress by `5, JD(S) by `22 and independents by `37.
Further, Veena said Pavagada constituency tops the number in receiving household employment with 82 per cent.
Interestingly, this is a constituency lead by independent MLA.
While Sira and Ramdurg constituencies take the second and third positions with 75 per cent and 70 per cent; Mayakonda, Sagar and Sorab constituencies average household employment received is just 62 per cent.
The report also does an analysis on total amount spent on NREGA.
Pavagada and Kanakagiri constituencies which have independent MLAs leads the list of among 20 constituencies by spending `37.85 crore and `24.32 crore respectively, while Kapu and Kundapura constituencies which have BJP MLAs have taken the last seats by spending just `0.18 crore and `0.35 crore respectively.