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Increasing work on individual land under MGNREGA a boon to rural income?

In total, around 6.41 million works under individual land has been undertaken in 2021-22 financial year, of which Bihar leads the pack.


Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The share of works done on individual land in total completed works under the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has jumped exponentially by 73 per cent between 2014-15 and 20121-22, prompting several commentators to infer that creation of such assets could have a positive impact on productivity and rural incomes.

Works under individual land have been permitted since 2009 but have undergone numerous modifications since then to ensure that the provision is not misused by big landlords in rural areas.

The data sourced from the MGNREGA website shows that in 2021-22 most of such works at the

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 6:43 PM IST

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