86 per cent jump in MGNREGA demand in districts most migrants returned to -Harikishan Sharma

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published Published on Jun 29, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 29, 2020

-The Indian Express

An analysis of data on the MGNREGA portal shows that the number of households availing MGNREGA work in these districts jumped to 89.83 lakh during May — 86.27 per cent up from 48.22 lakh in the same month last year.

With migrant workers returning to their hometowns during the lockdown, the demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) saw a huge jump in May in 116 districts across six states.

Each of these districts received more than 25,000 returning migrants. Earlier this month, the government launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan in these districts to provide employment to those who have returned.  

An analysis of data on the MGNREGA portal shows that the number of households availing MGNREGA work in these districts jumped to 89.83 lakh during May — 86.27 per cent up from 48.22 lakh in the same month last year.

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The Indian Express, 29 June, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/86-per-cent-jump-in-mgnrega-demand-in-districts-most-migrants-returned-to-6480712/


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