Increase in Employment under MGNREGA

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The details of demand for employment by persons under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) during current FY 2020-21 till September 12, 2020 is given below:

 

Demand under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA till September 12,2020

 

 

FY

 

 

April

 

 

May

 

 

June

 

 

July

 

 

August

 

September 12,2020

Total Demand till September

12,2020

2020-21

1,90,11,940

5,20,97,876

6,20,66,691

4,25,79,581

3,14,35,525

1,77,15,391

22,49,07,004

2019-20

3,06,11,584

3,59,74,776

3,56,51,034

2,40,65,189

1,81,40,113

1,75,95,676

16,20,38,372

% Increase

38.79

 

Number of beneficiaries provided employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) during the current FY 2020-21 as on September 12, 2020 is 8.29 crore.

There is a B.E. of Rs.61,500 crore during FY 2020-21 under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA & a total of Rs.60,599 crore has been released so far.

Government has made provision of additional fund of Rs.40,000 crore for Mahatma Gandhi NREGS under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package announce by Hon’ble Minister of Finance.

Inclusion of new works under the Scheme is a regular exercise to expand the ambit of work offered under the Scheme. In this direction, recently on 2.7.2020, the permissible works under the Scheme has been enhanced to 262 numbers by adding unskilled wage component of 230 persondays for construction of Community Sanitary Complexes in convergence with Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).

The Ministry also issues convergence guidelines with other Ministries/ Departments from time to time to enhance the creation of durable asset by creating more opportunities in rural areas. Following guidelines have been issued recently:

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

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