MGNREGA Current Affairs - 2020

India to extend flagship jobs programmes in villages to cities

On September 2, 2020, the Government of India announced that it is to extend flagship jobs programme in villages to cities in order to help the workers left unemployed due to the pandemic. Highlights The programme when approved will initially be rolled out in smaller cities. This step is expected to cost 4.8 billion USD Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completes six years of journey

On August 28, 2020, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completed its six years of journey. The Ministry of Finance has shared its achievements in a series of tweets. Highlights The scheme is a national mission for financial inclusion. Around 40.35 crore beneficiaries were banked under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana since its inception. As on Read More…

Average Monthly Income of workers under MGNREGA doubled during lock down

The CRISIL report says that the average income of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has doubled during COVID-19 lock down. Key Findings of the report The period of April-July witnessed 46% growth in work execution under the scheme. The average per day wage increased by 12% according to the report. The push Read More…

Women share in NREGS dips to 8-year low

An analysis of data available at the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) portal says that the share of women in the NREGS is the lowest since 2013-14. It has dipped to 52.46%. Highlights According to the data, there are 13.34 crore active beneficiaries under NREGS. Of this, 6.58 crores are women. The data also Read More…

Demand for Work Under MGNREGA increases by 21% in June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the rural and migrant labourers across the country into financial distress, as a result, more and more labourers continue to be attracted towards Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Budget Allocated for MGNREGA in FY 2020-21 In the Union Budget, Rs 61,500 crore was allocated under the scheme Read More…