Big gift for MGNREGA workers! 13.62 crore families to benefit from Rs 2,000 annual hike

To provide relief to around 13.62 crore families of MGNREGA workers, the Narendra Modi Government has decided to increase MGNREGA wages of the workers.

ZeeBiz WebTeam | May 07, 2020, 02:24 PM IST

In a bid to provide relief to around 13.62 crore families of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers, the Narendra Modi Government has decided to increase MGNREGA wages of the workers. Photo: Reuters

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Annual benefit for MGNREGA workers

Annual benefit for MGNREGA workers

By this move, the Central Government will be able to pass on an additional Rs 2,000 annual benefit to the MGNREGA workers. The Ministry of Finance issued notification in this regard yesterday announcing the MGNREGA wages hike to be implemented with effect from 1st April 2020. Photo: PTI

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Pradhanmanti Garib Kalyana Package

Pradhanmanti Garib Kalyana Package

The Ministry of Finance notiication says, "Under Pradhanmanti Garib Kalyana Package (PMGKP), MGNREGA wages would be increased by Rs 20 with effect from 1st April 2020. Wage increase under MGNREGA will provide an additional Rs 2,000 annual benefit to the MGNREGA workers." Photo: PTI

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Direct Benefit Transfer Tweet

Direct Benefit Transfer Tweet

The Ministry of Finance tweeted about the same from its official Twitter handle and said, "5.97 crore person’s man-days of work generated in the current financial year. Further, Rs 21,032 crore released to states to liquidate pending dues of both wage and material under #MGNREGA as a part of #PradhanMantriGaribKalyanPackage ." Photo: PTI

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PMGKP Status

PMGKP Status

While giving status of the PMGKP yesterday the Ministry of Finance had made the announcement about the MGNREgA wages hike but the volume of MGNERGA wages hike was not mentioned there. Later on the Ministry of Finance tweeted from is official Twitter handle and let the nation know about the volume of hike in MGNREGA wages. Photo: PTI

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Direct Benefit Transfer

Direct Benefit Transfer

Yesterday the Ministry of Finance had announced that under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), around 39 crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs 34,800 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) as on 5th May 2020. Photo: PTI

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Official statement

Official statement

The official statement of the ministry said that the DBT was in line with the announced of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 26th March 2020 to protect poor from the impact of the lockdown due to COVID 19. Photo: PTI