The clamour for an urban jobs scheme has been growing louder in recent times with increasing income inequality and job losses.
He stressed that officials functioning should be attuned to ensure the state emerged as numero uno in the country in implementing developmental projects.
Mentioning the saplings to also have perished due to cattle attack, Ayyavu said there is no use in planting them like this.
Officials of the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development said that MGNREGS is a demand-driven programme and the Centre will increase the mandays as per demand.
Nearly 50 per cent of the workforce under the rural job guarantee scheme in the hill state comprises of women.
Gandhi also said that the states were told that their labour budget will not be approved unless they meet conditions related to social audit.
In a memorandum submitted to the minister, they said as against the 23.68 crore mandays allotted to AP in 2020-21, the State was able to reach nearly 24 crore mandays.
In place of manual labour, machines were used and false bills were claimed, he alleged.
As per reports, videos of leaflets reading Rs 18 crore spent under MGNREGS in Erasama block in financial years -2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are doing the rounds.
7,400 chenchus living in the Nallamala forest are provided livelihood under the MGNREGS-Special Chenchu Project started to address malnutrition in the vulnerable community.
‘Unified MGNREGS wages needed’: Panel flags pay disparity in Centre's flagship rural employment scheme
Having a uniform rate will also be convenient in terms of calculations and indexation in one go for the entire country rather than different States/UTs bringing in their own dynamics, the report said
MER report says the impact of the third wave on economic activity has been much weaker than the previous two waves.
Over 3.62 lakh out of the total 4.20 lakh cases reported in the country were reported from these four states.
While there is provision for social audit of central schemes like MGNREGS, a few of them have been audited in the last few years.
This is being done to encourage youths to take up sports, especially in rural areas. Playgrounds will be developed in an area of one to five acres.