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Centre releases Rs 4,431 crore to clear pending wages under MGNREGA

The Centre releasedRs 4,431 crores to clear pending wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005(MGNREGA) & will also pay all dues (Rs 11,499 crores) by April 10, 2020. Key Points With this increase in wages, the national average wage under MGNREGA will rise from Rs 182 to Rs 202 per day. Totally there are 13.62 crore job cardholders under the MGNREGA, out of which 8.17 crores are active job cardholders. It also informed that Individual-oriented work(beneficiaries of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) & work done by women under MGNREGA can continue their work during the lockdown