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Centre hits out at Bihar govt for 'poor' show in NREGA

The Centre today lashed out at the Bihar government for its "poor" performance in the rural job guarantee scheme and accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of "playing fraud" and misleading the masses.  "So far as performance under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is concerned, Bihar's position is last," Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh told reporters here.  He said the NDA-ruled state had not shown any interest in the successful implementation of the ambitious project of the UPA government to provide 100 days of employment to each rural ...