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89 per cent MGNREGA wages paid within 15 days: govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said it has paid 89 per cent of wages to workers under the MGNREGA scheme within 15 days of the work done.

Timely payment of wages under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has been a major concern for from some time.

Union Rural Development Ministry in partnership with the state has been trying to ensure timely payment of wages to the MGNREGA workers.

"In the current financial year, 20.88 crore person days of work has been generated so far. 89.08 per cent of wage payments have been made within 15 days of work done," Rural Development Ministry said in a statement.

22 states including received wage payment directly through National Electronic Fund Management System.

The Centre along with states is working on direct transfer of wages into the accounts of the workers.

Over 85 per cent of active MGNREGA workers have their details seeded with their consent and 4.85 crores workers are already on the payment bridge linked accounts, it added.

The thrust of the MGNREGA is on water conservation and sates have adopted mission water conservation guidelines to focus on 2,264 water stressed and irrigation deficient blocks of the country.

Emphasising on the asset creation, the ministry is making all efforts to create durable assets and provide employment on demand.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 20:48 IST