Implementation of the
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in selected districts of
various States in the country
of any sustainable Poverty alleviation Programme is based on increasing
productive employment opportunities along with growth. The focus of
Govt. of India relates to providing employment guarantee of 100 days (of
wage employment) to every rural household, whose adult member(s) are
willing to do unskilled manual work. Accordingly, the Parliament has
passed the historic National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) that guarantees 100 days of
wage employment in a year, to every rural household. In
this connection, Govt. of India had initially identified 200 districts
in different States of the country for the said purpose.
and Silk Industry is an age-old tradition in many parts of rural
keeping with the National Programme for Rural Industrialization, the CSB
has been implementing various Cluster Development Projects for
Sericulture in Kerala,
view of the above, the Central Silk Board which is represented by Govt.
of India, Members of Parliament and other stakeholders at its Meeting,
held on 25-05-2006, has suggested to include various sericultural
activities with the NREGA
programme of the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (with the
coordination of States) in
the identified districts. In
respect of all 27 states, 200
districts have been taken up initially under NREGA (List attached).
Directors of Sericulture of all the states have been requested to draw
up a suitable plan of action in coordination with the concerned
Department of the State, to include various sericulture activities under
the NREGA, so as to ensure guarantee of generation of rural employment
as envisaged under the programme, and also enhance production and
productivity of different varieties of silk in the country.