Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore for MGNREGS from Parliament
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Central Government has put before the parliament a supplementary demand of grant in the amount of Rs 25000 Crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme
The demand-driven rural jobs scheme ran out of funds midway through the current fiscal year, leading to pending payments for wages and materials.
Initial budgetary allocation for MGNREGA in the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 73000 Crore
Continuing economic distress in rural India due to the effects of Covid, has led to increased demand for jobs under the scheme
Last year, with the COVID19 pandemic forcing lockdowns and widespread unemployment, MGNREGA, with a revised budget of Rs1.1 lakh crore, acted as a lifeline for India’s rural population.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme
Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister: Giriraj Singh.
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