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Despite huge outlay, Rs 15,000 cr MGNREGA dues may spill over to FY23

Expenditure on the MGNREGA scheme in FY22 is pegged at 1,13,311.23 cr, so even if the Centre uses all if the Rs 98,000 cr allocated to the scheme, a huge sum will remain uncleared.

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
For the second year running a significant amount by way of MGNREGA dues could be carried forward to the next year as unpaid dues. This is despite the fact that the Centre has allocated nearly Rs one trillion to the flagship scheme.

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Over 70 million households have got work under the scheme for the second year on the trot in FY22. Prior to this, about 50-60 million households worked under MGNREGA, data shows.

Continuing demand for MGNREGA work in rural areas also reflects the slow

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 9:41 AM IST

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