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Demand for MGNREGA work drops in monsoon deficit states by 35% in July

In the eastern states where monsoon is in deficit, work demand has also fallen barring Jharkhand, which has seen a 12.38% spike in households demanding work under MGNREGA in July

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The demand for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) work has dropped by almost 35 per cent in July 2022 compared with the same period last year due to heavy monsoon rains over several parts of the country and a pick-up in the kharif sowing activities.

Delay in payment of wages in some states such as West Bengal and improvement in economic activities could have also contributed to the demand drop.

Interestingly, in the eastern states where monsoon is in deficit, work demand has also fallen barring Jharkhand, which has seen a 12.38 per cent spike

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First Published: Aug 23 2022 | 11:52 AM IST

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