Increase employment limit under MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days: Rajasthan CM to PM
Rajasthan government has issued job cards under MGNREGA to the migrant labourers who returned home during the lockdown, says Ashok Gehlot
JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase employment limit under the MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days which would benefit 70 lakh families in rural areas of the state hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the Centre has started the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan' to provide employment at the local level to migrant labourers who have returned home during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Rajasthan also has a large number of migrant labourers returned home during the lockdown, Gehlot said.
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PTI/ Livemint.com, 20 June, 2020, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/increase-employment-limit-under-mgnrega-from-100-to-200-days-rajasthan-cm-to-pm-11592668699475.html