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Additional Rs 10,000 crore allocated for MNREGA earlier this month: Centre

Sources said the funds allocated for the scheme have already been utilised and an additional allocation of Rs 10,000 crore was made by the finance ministry in the first week of November

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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) provides guarantee of at least 100 days of wage employment against the demand made by a household in a rural area

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The finance ministry allocated Rs 10,000 crore earlier this month as an interim measure for the rural employment guarantee scheme over and above the budgetary allocation, the Ministry of Rural Development said on Thursday.

Further, allocation may be made upon assessment of demand during the Revised Estimate stage, said the rural development ministry -- the nodal ministry for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

In the Union Budget presented earlier this year, the government allocated Rs 73,000 crore to the scheme for the financial year 2021-22. In the previous financial year, the Centre had revised the allocation to

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First Published: Nov 26 2021 | 2:15 AM IST

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