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MGNREGS wages hiked by Rs 20 amidst COVID-19 outbreak in the Country

MGNREGS wages hiked by Rs 20 amidst COVID-19 outbreak in the Country

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2020 1:00 PM GMT

New Delhi: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the Department of Rural Development in collaboration with the state governments has increased the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) wages by Rs 20.

“The Mahatma Gandhi NREGS wages have been revised by the Department of Rural Development, Government of India, with effect from April 1, 2020. The average national increase is Rs 20,” the Ministry of Rural Development said.

The focus of Mahatma Gandhi NREGS may be on individual beneficiary-oriented works which directly benefit SCs, STs and women headed households as well as small and marginal farmers and other poor households. (IANS)

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