Study Material | Test Series
Drishti IAS
call1800-121-6260 / 011-47532596
Drishti The Vision Foundation
(A unit of VDK Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.)
prelims Test Series 2019
बेसिक इंग्लिश का दूसरा सत्र (कक्षा प्रारंभ : 22 अक्तूबर, शाम 3:30 से 5:30)
Hike in MGNREGA wage likely from April
Feb 03, 2014

Due to the increment in the inflation, GOI is planning to increase the wage rate of the MGNREGA workers.

MGNREGA wage rate has already been linked to Consumer Price Index and the yearly revision follows from it. Further according to the government there is a need for parity in the MGNREGA wage rate and the Minimum Wage, where the former is lower and there are 14 such States like Bihar Jharkhand, West Bengal and Rajasthan where rural job wage is lower than minimum wage.

Thus GOI is planning to bring an amendment related to this.

The government also exhorted the officials to motivate and help the small and marginal farmers to undertake land leveling and irrigation schemes on their land under MGNREGA and lamented that only 10 percent farmers have so far benefitted from this provision. GOI also planning to bring MGNREGA workers under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana as only 15 to 20 percent such workers are at present covered under the scheme.

Also, declared 2014-15 as Convergence Year for MGNREGA.


Helpline Number : 87501 87501
To Subscribe Newsletter and Get Updates.

http://www.drishtiias.com/upsc-current-affairs-article-Hike-in-MGNREGA-wage-likely-from-April