Corona virus Implemented to prevent the spread of epidemics Lockdown Became a major means of providing employment to people in rural areas during MANREGA The demand for work is still increasing in the plan.
After migrant laborers return to the cities after the lockdown was relaxed, people are continuously demanding work in MNREGA. So far 96 percent of village panchayats have applied for work.
Demand for work in MNREGA was increased due to lockdown
Please tell that corona virus Epidemic In view of this, when the nationwide Lokdown was announced on 25 March, a number of crores of migrant laborers returned to their homes.
During that time he turned to MNREGA to get employment.
This is the reason that from April to 29 November, 9.42 crore people of more than 6.52 crore households of 2,68,702 gram panchayats have got employment under this scheme.
Record decline in the number of zero working panchayats
Indian Express According to the data available till November 29 on the MNREGA portal, there has been a record decline in the number of panchayats that have achieved zero work in the country.
In the 2,68,702 gram panchayats between April and November, only 3.42 percent i.e. 9,181 gram panchayats have done zero work under the Zero Scheme.
In contrast, in 96.58 percent i.e. 2,59,521 gram panchayats, people got work as per demand.
Most panchayats asked for work in eight years
According to the data of the MNREGA portal, in the current financial year, the number of gram panchayats in the country has asked for more than the last eight years. This shows that the rural economy is still struggling to recover from the recession caused by the lockdown.
During the same period last year, 3.91 percent i.e. 10,371 gram panchayats had zero working days. In such a situation, the government is also making efforts to provide work to the panchayats as per demand.
Highest number of zero working panchayats in the year 2013-14
According to the data of MNREGA portal, the highest number of zero-working panchayats in the country was in the financial year 2013-14. During that time, 18.97 percent i.e. 51,872 panchayats had zero work.
Similarly, 18.11 percent i.e. 47,886 in financial year 2014-15, 11.38 percent i.e. 30,041 panchayats in 2015-16, 8.40 percent i.e. 22,309 panchayats in 2016-17, 5.94 percent i.e. 15,749 panchayats in 2017-18 and 5.33 percent in 2018-19 There was zero work in 14,128 panchayats.
Government paid Rs 53,522 crore as wages
According to the data, this year the government has spent the highest amount of Rs 53,522 crore since the inception of the scheme.
In the current financial year, all the laborers have worked equal to 265.81 crore days. Whereas, this number was 265.44 crore days in the same period last year.
In such a situation, it can be said that the MNREGA has provided employment to the unemployed people in their home area.
Demand for work in MNREGA increased this week
According to the data, 63 percent of gram panchayats applied for work in August, which has increased to 65 percent in October.
In October, a total of 1.98 crore families got employment under the scheme. In contrast, in the same month last year, there were 1.09 crore households.
In such a situation, the number of families receiving work has increased by 82 percent in the same month this year.
Tamil Nadu gets maximum employment
According to the data, under MNREGA in October Tamil Nadu The maximum employment in the country is 42.78 lakh. Similarly, in West Bengal, 22.52 lakh, 20 lakh in Uttar Pradesh and 15.19 lakh families in Madhya Pradesh have got employment.