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District administration says the workers were paid wages according to the work they did
Jaipur: Around 100 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) workers, engaged in digging a stretch of land for the past 13 days were paid a paltry Re1 per day as wages with the district administration, justifying the payment saying it was a small area collectively dug by workers.

Jaipur: Serious irregularities have surfaced in the payment of wages to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) across Rajasthan.

FOR 11 days, 99 people toiled to dig a check-dam under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in To nk district of Rajasthan. But when it came to wages, they were paid only Rs 11

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Lack of rain, proper monitoring did ambitious scheme in

Aimed at countering the drought scenario in the desert state, Harit Rajasthan, an ambitious scheme of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, has failed to deliver the desired results due to lack of rain and failure to implement the scheme properly at the ground level.

The Rajasthan Government on Thursday declared 2,381 villages in 10 districts as scarcity-hit following extensive damage to rabi crops caused by frost and cold wave earlier this year. The maximum number of 1,722 such villages are in Jaipur, followed by 249 in Sriganganagar, 178 in Jhalawar, 103 in Tonk, 43 in Nagaur, 29 in Jodhpur, 25 in Sawai Madhopur, 14 in Bikaner, 13 in Sikar and five in Jaisalmer.

The public sector Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam has formulated an ambitious plan for supply of electricity to 693 villages and 1,296 hamlets in seven districts of Jaipur, Bharatpur and Kota divisions this year with an expenditure of Rs.197.57 crore. The Chairman and Managing Director of Jaipur discom, R.G. Gupta, said here on Thursday that the villages to be electrified during 2008-09 would include 96 where no power transmission lines presently exist. Over 4 lakh families, including 2.96 lakh living below poverty line (BPL), inhabit these villages.

What began as just a demand for water boiled over into an unexpected tragedy when police opened fire to disperse a mob that had reportedly turned violent.