The river, called Naganadhi, was the primary source of water for the region but had been dry for around 15 years.
The wages paid under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) are linked with the Consumer Price Index for agricultural labourers (CPI-AL) and new wage rates are notified on April 1, the beginning of the new financial year.
In last year's Budget, the Finance Ministry had allocated Rs 55,000 crore for employment guarantee scheme.
Unlike other government schemes, this Mukhyamantri Tiffin Distribution Scheme 2018 arises out of an incident that happened during the Chief Minister's visit to Gaurkheda Village in Bilaspur.
Last year, reports had pointed out the long delays and the unremunerative and meagre increase in the wages under the employment guarantee programme.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that the Budget 2018—the NDA government’s last full budget in the current term—will see a major thrust on areas such as infrastructure and social sector
The rules for such audits have been framed in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). The members of gram sabhas have also been trained to supervise the entire process.
The issue was raised during the Zero Hour by CPI(M) leader P Karunakaran who slammed the government for failing to make the payments to thousands of people in Kerala and elsewhere.
Accusing the Congress of painting Aadhaar as a curse, the government Monday asserted that no poor person would be deprived of the subsidy benefits by making the Aadhaar mandatory and that privacy of individuals will be protected.
"It pains me to say this. I purposely say this to this audience...Luxury industry will have to identify them from various pockets in India and give them their due recognition," she said.
The baseline for annual revision of wages paid under MNREGA "can be changed" from Consumer Price Index-Agriculture Labour (CPI-AL) to Consumer Price Index for Rural (CPI-Rural).
In his 90-minute speech, which was punctuated by protests by some Opposition members at certain points, Modi also raised pitch for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Assemblies, asking all parties to consider the proposal, rising above political considerations as "everybody will face some difficulty" if it is implemented.
Participating in a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in the Lok Sabha, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present and said he should apologise to the nation for the demonetisation decision which caused a "lot of troubles" to all sections of the people.
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to contribute up to Rs 1,000 for each beneficiary of Atal Pension Yojana Account.
With large allocations for agriculture, rural road infrastructure, skill development and electrification schemes, this Budget has the potential to change the face of â€˜Bharat‘ â€“ the India beyond our cities, say Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO & Managing Director, Hero Motocorp.
"Budget presented by the finance minister for the year 2017-2018 looks failed to address the objective of Budget as declared by finance minister," BMS said in statement after the Budget, presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Pursuing its aim of providing 'homes not houses', the Centre today said it will not only ensure roof over head of as many as 44 crore people in the next financial year but will also provide them LPG, power and water connections.
Terming demonetisation a 'yajna' where the poor and the labourers are "being sacrificed", Rahul Gandhi today said though the Prime Minister has assured the problems due to note ban will end by December 30, the "economic lockdown" will continue to hurt people beyond that.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Dhananjay Sinha, Head, Institutional Research, Economist and Strategist at Emkay Global Financial Services said that the currency replacement scheme has caused some distress.
Shiv Sena today asked the Centre if there will be a similar action against China, like the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads at the LoC in September.
In March 2013, then Cabinet had approved the proposal to set up CEO to critically assess the government programmes and find out whether they were reaching to the people or not.
Referring to Congress leader Girija Vyas, who was here yesterday and accused Modi government of rechristening UPA government's schemes, the minister said that their opponent's intention and implementation of the schemes were not right.
A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana directed the States to appoint commissioners for effective implementation of provisions of National Food Security Act and strengthening of public distribution system especially in drought-hit areas.
The House saw a discussion on the drought, water-scarcity and inter-linking of rivers, with members voicing concern over the worsening situation and demanding waiver of loans of farmers. The members also emphasised the need for working on war-footing to ensure that people do not suffer for want of drinking water.
At the meeting here with Yadav which also discussed water scarcity, Modi said the Centre and states have to work together to mitigate the problems faced by the people due to the drought, a PMO statement said.