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Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
30-August-2012 17:24 IST
MGNREGA has checked distress migration from rural areas.
The findings of Independent Studies conducted by the Ministry of Rural Development indicate that out-migration from villages has gone down due to implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA. Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain said, as per the Employment and Unemployment Survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office, rural non-agriculture employment has increased during 2004-05 to 2009-10. As per NSS 61st Round of survey 335 males and 167 females out of 1,000 were employed in non-agricultural sector during 2004-05, which increased to 372 males and 206 females respectively during 2009-10. Shri Jain said, the Ministry of Rural Development is implementing various rural development schemes for creating employment opportunities, providing access to basic needs and creating rural infrastructure in the country.