Atma-nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Rs 10,000 crore job work offered under MNREGS to migrant workers #coronavirusnewstolive - May 14, 2020 27 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated, right here on Thursday, work had been offered to 2.33 crore wagers in 1.87 lakh panchayats under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Addressing a press convention, Sitharaman stated, “Work under the MGNREGA has been provided to 2.33 crore wagers in 1.87 lakh panchayats to benefit migrant workers, who are being actively enrolled.”
The authorities had generated 14.62 crore persondays of work until May 13, which was 40-50 per cent extra in contrast with May 2019. “This is to help migrant labourers find work who have returned to their home states,” she stated.
The Central authorities has requested states to use the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to arrange shelters and supply meals and water to the city poor, together with migrant labourers. “Rs 11,000 crore was sent for this purpose,” she stated.
The Finance Minister stated self-help teams (SHGs) had offered three crore masks and 1.20 lakh litres sanitizers. 7,200 new SHGs had been shaped to generate employment throughout lockdown, she added.