19 states freeze Rs 3,066-cr MNREGS wage payments to over 92 mn workers

The central government has not approved most payments for 20 days in March-April 2017, and 80% wage payments in May 2017 were not processed

Women labourers work in a project under MGNREGA. File photo

Wage payments under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have been frozen in 19 states as of October 31, 2017, official data show. In Haryana, wages have not been paid since August 31, 2017. In 12 states, including Jharkhand, Karnataka and Kerala, payments have not been made since September 2017. No payments have been made in six states including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh since October 2017.   table,th,td{ font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; } table{ width:580px; } ...