Highest Allocation to MGNREGA
The Government of India has allocated Rs 1,01,500 crores under the MGNREGA programme in the year 2020-21 so far. This is the highest provision of funds allocated for the scheme since its launch.
The Government of India has already released Rs 31,493 crores. So far 6.69 crore persons have been offered work under the scheme. In May 2020, Rs 2.51 crores was spent for the scheme per day.
Under the scheme, the focus is given to irrigation, water conservation, horticulture. The scheme also focuses on beneficiary works that promote livelihood.
The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) was strengthened to make sure the migrant workers that returned to their villages could support their living.
In order to achieve this, the GoI increased the wages under the scheme from Rs 182 to Rs 202 per day.
Jal Jeevan Mission
The labour intensive Jal Jeevan Mission is being actively implemented all over the country to make sure the MGNREGA workers get more working hours. The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide clean tap water to all households in the country.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs