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Government Revised MGNREGA Rates

Published on March 26, 2023
Current Context: The Central government announced an increase in wage rates for FY23 under the rural job guarantee programme. Haryana has the highest daily wage as estimated and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh the lowest wage rate.
Government Revised MGNREGA Rates
  • Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the Rural Development ministry issued a notification on the change in wage rates on March 24.
  • The notification was issued under Section 6 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005.The wage rate increase is in the range from Rs 7 to Rs 26.This will be in effect from April 1.
  • In Comparison to last year's rates the highest and lowest rates are noted as- Rajasthan at highest percentage of increase in wages.
  • Bihar and Jharkhand have concluded a percentage increase in 8% from last year.
  • Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have the lowest daily with the percentage at 17%.
  • The states with lowest increase of wages are Karnataka, Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur . The range of wage rate is 2-10%.
  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is a flagship programme aimed at enhancing livelihood in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment to every house whose adult members volunteer for unskilled manual work.

Question:

Q.1 Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme which state in India has highest wage rate increase?
a. Goa
b. Maharashtra
c. Gujarat
d. Haryana
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