Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Current Agriculture Affair

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Govt taking steps to pay wages of MGNREGA workers in bank account: Narendra Singh Tomar

  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  • Government has been taking all steps to achieve 100% payment of wages in the bank account of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA workers 
    • Emphasizing on social audit of works with a view to achieving transparency and accountability.
    • Government has allocated Rs 61,500 crore for Mgnrega for 2020-21. 
    • Besides, an additional provision of Rs 40,000 crore has been made for this programme under Atma nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 
      • to provide employment to the needy workers during this difficult period arising of COVID-19
    • "Under the programme, a sum of Rs 28,000 core has already been released to the states/UTs,
    • He said while addressing the 21st meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council. 
  • Narendra Singh Tomar is the chairman of the council
    • According to Tomar, Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is one of the largest employment generating schemes which provides alternative employment to the people in rural areas. 
    • The programme has 261 permissible works out of which 164 types of works are relating to agriculture and allied activities.
  • Remark 
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme 
    • Union Budget 2020-21 had allocated Rs 61,500 crore to the scheme.
    • Government has increased allocation of rural employment guarantee scheme the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme by Rs 40,000 crore, taking the total allocation under the scheme to Rs 1,01,500 crore. 
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: 
    • Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman 
  • said on Sunday MGNREGS budget raised by 40,000 cr, additional funds for health and education sector
  • will help generating 300 crore of persondays in total
  • to help rural poor and migrant workers