Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
07-December-2010 17:29 IST
Use of ICT for effective implementation of MGNREGS
The Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ stated in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today that Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is in operation in all the States. Use of ICT will also be made in all these States. The expenditure incurred is to be met out of the approved 6% administrative expenses under the Act. Gram Panchayat is the lowest administrative unit where use of ICT is targeted to be taken.The house was also informed that the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Kerala have pilot tested the use of ICT under MGNREGA in some locations.