₹935 cr misappropriated in MGNREGA schemes in last 4 years says Cong


Congress on Saturday alleged that ₹935 crore had been misappropriated in MGNREGA schemes over the last four years and said that the government must be held accountable for failing to check corruption.


The party also demanded that the Government restore the four per cent quota for differently-abled in police forces.


Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera added that out of ₹935 crore, only ₹12.5 crore, which is 1.34% of the misappropriated amount, stands recovered.


The above numbers are the outcome of audits done by social audit units under the Rural Development Department of the Ministry of Rural Development, he told in a press conference.


The Congress party demands that the government of India is held accountable for the misappropriations in the MNREGA scheme and ensures that social audit is undertaken as per the provisions of the MNREGA, Khera added.