Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ministry of Rural Development

Development of Durable Assets on SCS/STS Land

 14:53 IST
The Ministry OF Rural Development has not issued any orders regarding
working of non-Dalits in developing durable assets on land owned by
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is demand based. Adult members of every rural
household, irrespective of their caste or status may apply for doing
unskilled manual work under the Act subject to a ceiling of 100 days
per household in a financial year. As per amendments made in para
1(iv) of Schedule-I of the Act, provision of irrigation facility,
horticulture plantation and land development facilities are
permissible on lands owned by households belonging to SC/ST/BPL/IAY
and land reforms beneficiaries/small & marginal farmers. As per
notification dated 18.6.2008 issued by the Ministry in this regard,
conditions for taking up works on individual lands are as under:

(i) The individual land owner shall be a job card holder and also work
in the project;

(ii) For each such project, the labour : material ratio of 60:40 shall
be maintained at the Gram Panchayat level

(iii) Projects shall be approved by the Gram Sabha and the Gram
Panchayat and shall be part of the annual shelf of projects

(iv) No contractors or machinery shall be used in the execution of works and

(v) No machinery shall be purchased.

As reported by the States, during 2009-10, out of the total of 46.01
lakh works taken up under the Act, 7.77 lakh works belonging to this
category were taken up.

This information was given by Shri Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ Minister of
State in the Ministry of Rural Development in a written reply in Rajya



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