MGNREGS budget for 2024 lowest in 8 years after high of Covid times

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on February 2, 2023
Adjusted for inflation, the Rs 60,000 crore allocated to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the Budget for next year is the lowest allocation since 2016-17. This is despite a government assessment of the scheme hailing it as โ€œa powerful instrument for inclusive growth in rural Indiaโ€.

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