₹10,000 crore allotted for MGNREGA scheme
Central government allotted more of Rs 10000 crore on November 25, 2021 for MGNREGA Scheme.
- While allotting the fund, central government stated that, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) is a demand-driven scheme.
- Government also clarified that during financial year 2021-2022, more than 240 crore person-days has been generated, so far.
- Furthermore, more than Rs 68,568 crore released for implementing the scheme in States and UTs.
Increased allocation for the scheme
Central government has increased the fund allocations for financial year 2021-22 by 18 percent as compared to the last financial year as budget estimate. Ministry had allocated Rs 50,000 crore additional funds for MGNREGA scheme above the Budget Estimate, so far. Recently, Ministry of Finance allocated additional funds of Rs 10,000 crore for the scheme as an interim measure.
Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act 2005
MGNREGA is an Indian labour law and social security measure, enacted with an aim to guarantee the ‘right to work’. The act was passed on August 23, 2005 under the government of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The act aims to enhance livelihood security across rural areas by generating at least 100 days of wage employment to every household for unskilled adult members in a financial year.
The act was proposed by P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1991. It was accepted in the parliament and implemented across 625 districts of India. After this, the scope of NREGA was increased to cover all the districts of India from April 1, 2008.
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