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Coronavirus: UP govt credits Rs 611 cr into 2.7 mn MNREGA workers' accounts

He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus as also the announcement of economic package

Yogi Adityanath. Photo: PTI
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This comes in the backdrop of 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The Chief Minister also interacted with them through video-conference today | Yogi Adityanath. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Lucknow
In a big relief to the MNREGA workers in Uttar Pradesh during the nation-wide lockdown, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that Rs 611 crore has been deposited directly into the bank accounts of around 27.15 lakh beneficiaries of the scheme in the state.
Interacting with four labourers, each from Bahraich, Varanasi, Sonbhadra and Deoria through video conferencing from his official residence, Adityananth also informed them that the state government has made a provision of providing food grains for free to the workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).
According to an official spokesperson, the chief minister

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 1:14 PM IST

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