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FM allocates Rs 40,000 crore more for MGNREGA to support migrants

Excluding the pending dues, spending on the scheme is estimated to be Rs 90,000 crore

Mgnrega workers, migrant labourers
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The 2020-21 Union Budget had allocated around Rs 61,500 for the MGNREGS

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
To provide work to migrants returning from cities to villages, the Central government on Sunday provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for 2020-21, which will take the scheme’s allocation for the year to Rs 1.015 trillion, of which Rs 11,500 crore has to be spent on clearing pending dues from the previous year.

Excluding the pending dues, spending on the scheme is estimated to be Rs 90,000 crore.

The 2020-21 Union Budget had allocated around Rs 61,500 for the MGNREGS. Of this, according to government estimates, around Rs 23,119 crore,

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First Published: May 17 2020 | 11:08 PM IST

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