Ministry of Rural Development

Increase in Employment under MGNREGA

Posted On: 15 SEP 2020 7:34PM by PIB Delhi

The details of demand for employment by persons under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) during current FY 2020-21 till September 12, 2020 is given below:

 

Demand under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA till September 12,2020

 

 

FY

 

 

April

 

 

May

 

 

June

 

 

July

 

 

August

 

September 12,2020

Total Demand till September

12,2020

2020-21

1,90,11,940

5,20,97,876

6,20,66,691

4,25,79,581

3,14,35,525

1,77,15,391

22,49,07,004

2019-20

3,06,11,584

3,59,74,776

3,56,51,034

2,40,65,189

1,81,40,113

1,75,95,676

16,20,38,372

% Increase

38.79

 

Number of beneficiaries provided employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) during the current FY 2020-21 as on September 12, 2020 is 8.29 crore.

There is a B.E. of Rs.61,500 crore during FY 2020-21 under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA & a total of Rs.60,599 crore has been released so far.

Government has made provision of additional fund of Rs.40,000 crore for Mahatma Gandhi NREGS under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package announce by Hon’ble Minister of Finance.

Inclusion of new works under the Scheme is a regular exercise to expand the ambit of work offered under the Scheme. In this direction, recently on 2.7.2020, the permissible works under the Scheme has been enhanced to 262 numbers by adding unskilled wage component of 230 persondays for construction of Community Sanitary Complexes in convergence with Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).

The Ministry also issues convergence guidelines with other Ministries/ Departments from time to time to enhance the creation of durable asset by creating more opportunities in rural areas. Following guidelines have been issued recently:

 

  1. A DO Letter dated 24.04.2020 jointly signed by Secretary, DoRD, Secretary, DoWR, RD&GR, Secretary, DoLR and Secretary, DoDWS has been sent to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to emphasize personal efforts for significant positive impact in the area of water conservation and water management in the country. The activities include augmentation of existing water sources(s), ground water recharge, rainwater harvesting and grey water management and recharge. Rejuvenation of traditional water bodies, small rivers are encouraged. These activities would ensure water source sustainability in rural areas and would strengthen ongoing Jal Jeevan Mission being implemented by MoJS.
  2. Guidelines dated 04.05.2020 for promoting Nutri-Garden for individual beneficiaries and community in convergence with State Schemes and NRLM
  3. Joint Guidelines dated 10.06.2020 for construction of Gram Panchayat Bhawan in convergence with MoPR and FC Funds for FY 2020-21.
  4. Joint Guidelines dated 26.06.2020 for convergence with Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) to promote fodder farms
  5. Joint guidelines dated 11.08.2020 with Nattional Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of Ayush and DoRD, GOI to promote medicinal plants

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

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