MNREGA Current Affairs - 2020

Rs 170 crores disbursed to MNREGA

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India disbursed RS 170 crores to MNREGA workers. The amounts were disbursed to the beneficiaries through the Deaprtment of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Highlights The Department has taken up more than 14,000 development projects under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act) since April 20, 2020. This Read More…

Fifth Tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan announced

On May 17, 2020, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the fifth and final tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme is to implement several measures to fight COVID-19 at an allocated budget of Rs 20 lakh crore economic packages Highlights Under the fifth tranche of the scheme, the finance minister announced seven Read More…

Group of Ministers submitted draft proposal on Employment and Skill Development

The Group of Ministers Committee formed under the leadership of Social Justice and Empowerment Minister recently submitted its draft proposals on employment and skill development. Proposals made The following proposals were made by the draft The draft has proposed “The Land Pooling Model”. The model is being used in greenfield airports. The proposal suggests to Read More…

CMIE: Unemployment rate climbs to 27.1%

On May 5, 2020, the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy released unemployment data. According to the data, 121.5 million are without works. Highlights The data says that 91,3 million daily wage labourers were out of their jobs due to COVID-19 crisis. Also, 18.2 million entrepreneurs are without work as there are lack of labourers. Read More…

3 Schemes launched by Jharkhand to increase MNREGA working days

On May 5, 2020, the Jharkhand Government launched three schemes to increase working hours of MNREGA workers. The schemes will help generate more than 25 crore man days and help workers earn more wages. The Schemes The schemes were launched by the Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. The schemes are as follows Birsa Harit Gram Yojana Read More…