More NREGA job cards, but dip in houses getting 100 days of work

Topics MGNREGA | Coronavirus

With four months left in 2020-21, 1.3 crore job cards have been issued this year under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), reveals a report by a group advocating and monitoring the execution of the Central law. The MGNREGA gained greater significance this year as the pandemic crushed livelihoods across the country. The NREGA National Tracker December 2020, released by the People's Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG), says that the total job cards demanding work this year is 7.5 crore, while total active job cards are 9.02 crore. Eighty-three per c.....

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