Government mulls to raise number of days under NREGA scheme to 150

The rural development ministry, which is working on the proposal, is of the view that 50 additional days of employment will compensate farmers who have suffered crop loss due to deficient rains.

  1. On an average, 25% of the rural households seek employment under the Act annually.
  2. The government had last year extended the number of wage days under MGNREGA to 150 in Uttarakhand in the wake of floods that left thousands dead and missing.
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