"The prime minister is keen that we succeed in manufacturing, especially in labour-incentive sectors, which leads to job creation," the official said.
The ministry has cut the rate to 0.05% of the wages delayed per day and a notification will be issued shortly, the official said.
The bill aims to fill a lacuna since India does not have a law to monitor the functioning of a large number of regulatory authorities existing in the country.
Currently, only toilets can be made under MGNREGS while the beneficiary has to hire labour for construction of the house under the Indira Awas Yojana.
India may allow captive coal miners to sell surplus coal to steel, cement and power producers in a move that could challenge the monopoly of public sector Coal.
The programme, which intends to impart training to rural households for semi-skilled and skilled jobs, may help UPA garner extra votes.
The Planning Commission has begun work on mid-term appraisal of the 12th Five-year Plan by setting up committees that will assess the performance of each sector.
The rural development ministry has set up a new panel one to prepare a fresh index that would lead to more generous wage revisions under the NREGA.
The RD ministry wants to raise the pension under its three schemes to Rs 500 per month currently given to the elderly, widows and disabled under the NSAP.
The booklets, according to the rural development ministry, would be used as part of a campaign strategy to reach out to the rural population.
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