Issue Date: May 9, 2012
The rural development ministry relaunched the programme which guarantees work to the rural poor on May 8. The revised programme was in the works for the past eight months. Dipping demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and widespread corruption severely dented the flagship programme which is credited with helping the Congress-led UPA government win a second consecutive term in 2009.
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