MGNREGA Current Affairs, GK & News

MGNREGA

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a flagship programme of Government of India implemented by Ministry of Rural Development w.e.f 02.02.2006. The main objective of the programme is to provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the rural households by ensuring a legal right for atleast 100 days of unskilled wage employment ..

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JALDOOT App

The Indian government recently launched the JALDOOT App and JALDOOT App e-brochure. Key facts The JALDOOT application was jointly developed by union ministries of Panchayat and Rural Development. This app can be used by Gram Rojgar Sahyak to measure the water level in a well twice a year before and after monsoon. It enables the ..

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Maharashtra Migration Tracking System (MTS)

The government of Maharashtra has developed a website-based migration tracking system (MTS) to track the movement of the vulnerable seasonal migrant workers through individual unique identification numbers that will be assigned to them. Overview: The women and child development (WCD) department of the state government had launched it as a pilot project in November 2021 ..

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Revised MGNREGA Wages

Fresh wage rates have been notified by the central government under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the financial year 2022-23. Overview: Out of 34 Union Territories and states, 21 of them have received hikes of less than 5 percent. A 5 percent hike has been given to 10 states. Mizoram, ..

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Ombudsperson App for MGNREGA

Giriraj Singh, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, launched the Ombudsman App for MGNREGA. This App is a step toward e-governance, and it will help in accountability and transparency. Overview: This app will help the Ombudsman in carrying out their duties in a transparent and accountable manner. The minister showed concern regarding the ..

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Parliamentary Committee Report on MGNREGA

Parliamentary Committee recently recommended to increase in guaranteed days of work from 100 to 150 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), after observing that, MGNREGA is a last fall-back option for many people in rural areas. Highlights Committee gave recommendations at a time, when job scheme has become a safety net ..

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₹10,000 crore allotted for MGNREGA scheme

Central government allotted more of Rs 10000 crore on November 25, 2021 for MGNREGA Scheme. Key Points 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. ..

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