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Creating Rural Employment-JRY s New Thrust Areas

neutralist its potential antagonism. It is quite clear that the state will use all these ideological means to maintain its hegemony. Women's force can thwart this game if they choose to use whatever little space that is given by IN terms of resources, in a scenario where most ministries suffered cuts in the 1994- 95 budgetary outlays, the ministry of rural development occupies high priority on the government agenda today. The outlay of the ministry went up by a whopping 40 per cent, up from Rs 5,010 crore in 1993-94 to Rs 7,010 crore in 1994-95. Out of this increased outlay, the lion's share of Rs 5,055 crore Went to the rural employment sector, i e, Jawahar Rojgar Yojana (JRY) and its subschemes. If the states

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