Rahul Gandhi, the campaign head of Congress and also the vice-president of the party is ready with his party’s election manifesto that includes universal healthcare coverage. This healthcare coverage involves availability of free medicines in all the statal hospitals and health centers.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have been making commitments and strategies on improved health care and improving rural development for quite some time, but no such graduate is largely visible. The breakthrough like the health care system is an attempt to support the poor people of the nation.
Our country is a developing country which still has neath 70% rural coverage and 77% living below the poverty line. As poverty covers a considerable section of the nation, ergo development of the people is essential. Every government tries its best to shepherd in current development initiatives that will help the ill people to put a step forward towards good living. Congress has initiated many programs that help in the improvement of the condition of poor people of the nation. One among that reliable program is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
It is a program that aims to guarantee the right to work connective also make sure the livelihood security in rural areas by allotting at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial per annum to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. This playbill was commenced in February 2006 and is said to be a brainchild concerning Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress. This is also considered as the main reasons for UPA to be re-elected in the year 2009.
But this program is now delivering matter to the party and to those leaders who were involved in it. According to a report submitted by the reputed English daily community Economic Times, an analysis of data from the MGNREGA management information system in districts represented by top and promising Congress leaders reveals that there are delays in payments to about 50 percent concerning the beneficiaries. It is also spotted that payment have exceeded the payable date and in quantity cases it has crossed trisect months duration as well. It also states that the delay in few of the districts were UPA ministers plus top Congress leaders are involved is more than 50 per cent.
The beneficiaries are waiting for their wages in dissimilar districts scattered over the villatic et sequens every district is being led by acclaimed political leaders of the party. Solapur district that is represented by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has 88 per cent beneficiaries that are waiting for their wages, Union Minister Shahi Tharoor led Thiruvananthapuram district also has 77 to cent delay cases.
This is making a negative bang on the people of the nation moreover pre-election campaign can also treffen affected with such a survey report. Aruna Roy, social activist and National Advisory Council member said that the reason for such dawdle for wages is because of the delays in the assessment of work, lack of enough engineers and barefoot professionals in the field to make timely measurements.