56.87 lakh persons receive work under MGNREGA in 2020-21 in Karnataka
The Centre’s flagship scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), emerged as a significant supply of employment to wage seekers in the State throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and 56.87 lakh staff have accomplished 100 days of wage employment in Karnataka throughout 2020-21 towards 41.09 lakh staff in 2019-20, a rise of 38.40%, under the scheme.
A sum of ₹5,903.68 crore had been spent to supply jobs under the scheme throughout 2020-21 towards ₹4,553.98 crore in 2019-20.
The MGNREGA has been one of many major sources of avenues for the State to supply employment to migrants and others in rural areas who’ve been rendered jobless because of lockdown and decreased financial exercise owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The each day wages under the scheme in Karnataka has been mounted at ₹289 from April 1, 2021.
Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development (RDPR) K.S. Eshwarappa informed presspersons on Wednesday that 30.20 lakh households have accomplished 100 days of wage employment in the final fiscal yr towards 22.38 lakh households in 2019-20, a rise of 34.94%. A complete of 14.86 core person-days of work had been created in 2020-21 towards 11.18 crore the earlier yr, a rise of 32.91%.
Expenditure incurred on offering wages was ₹3,970.94 crore in 2020-21 towards ₹2,691.06 crore in 2019-20. Expenses incurred on buy of fabric and administrative functions stood at ₹1,457.52 crore and ₹163.68 crore, respectively, for the yr 2020-21.
The variety of works undertaken under the MGNREGA throughout 2020-21 was 8.66 lakh towards 2.37 lakh in 2019-20. However, the variety of works accomplished was 1.42 lakh in 2020-21 towards 1.80 lakh in 2019-20.
The Minister stated 2,14,093 particular person family bathrooms and 86 group bathrooms have been constructed in 2020-21 under the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Centre. A complete of three,85,077 rural households have been offered piped water under the Jal Jeevan Mission of the Centre in 2020-21.