35% of work under scheme meant for migrant workers went to MGNREGA -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

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published Published on Nov 24, 2020   modified Modified on Nov 25, 2020

-Business Standard

The tentative data sourced from the GKRA website shows that since June, around 1.10 million works have been completed under the campaign.

Much of the Rs 10,000-crore extra allocation for the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan (GKRA), an employment scheme for migrants thrown adrift by the sudden lockdown in March, will be spent on works done through the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and rural housing project. The Central government announced the additional allotment a few days ago.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the programme in June. This also could mean an indirect, extra allocation for the MGNREGA.

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Business Standard, 24 November, 2020, https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/35-of-work-under-scheme-meant-for-migrant-workers-went-to-mgnrega-120112400039_1.html

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