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MG-NREGS: Households with 100 days’ work up a quarter in Q1

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  • During an equivalent period last fiscal, a complete of three,18,532 households completed the 100-day work under the agricultural employment guarantee scheme, she said.

A 23% annual increase was reported within the number of households that have completed 100 days of labor under the Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MG-NREGS) within the first three months of the present financial year, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, minister of state for rural development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said, “A total of three,91,112 households have completed 100 days of labor under Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) within the months of April-June, 2021.”

During an equivalent period last fiscal, a complete of three,18,532 households completed the 100-day work under the agricultural employment guarantee scheme, she said.

Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act, 2005 provides for a minimum of 100 days of wage employment during a fiscal year to each rural household whose adult member volunteers to try to do unskilled manual work.

States, however, can provide additional man-days of labor over and above 100 days from its own resources.

An additional 50 days of wage employment is provided over and above 100 days within the notified drought-affected areas or natural calamity areas within the country on recommendation of the agriculture and farmers welfare ministry.

The minister said, at the presentthere’s no decision to increase days of labor under MG-NREGS.

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