The finance ministry allocated Rs 10,000 crore earlier this month as an interim measure for the agricultural employment assure scheme over and above the budgetary allocation, the Ministry of Rural Development stated on Thursday.
Further, allocation could also be made upon evaluation of demand through the Revised Estimate stage, stated the agricultural improvement ministry — the nodal ministry for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
In the Union Budget offered earlier this 12 months, the federal government allocated Rs 73,000 crore to the scheme for the monetary 12 months 2021-22. In the earlier monetary 12 months, the Centre had revised the allocation to Rs 1.11 lakh crore from an preliminary allocation of Rs 61,500 crore.
Sources stated the funds allocated for the scheme have already been utilised and a further allocation of Rs 10,000 crore was made by the finance ministry within the first week of November.
Meanwhile in an announcement, the agricultural improvement ministry reiterated its dedication to launch funds for wage and materials funds for correct implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Whenever extra fund is required, the finance ministry is requested to supply the funds. In the earlier monetary 12 months, the ministry allocated Rs 50,000 crore extra funds for the scheme over and above that of budgetary estimate, in line with the assertion.
“Recently, the ministry of finance allocated extra funds of Rs 10,000 crore for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA as an interim measure. Further, allocation could also be made upon evaluation of demand through the Revised Estimate stage,” the agricultural improvement ministry stated.
It additional stated the Centre is dedicated to launch funds for wage and materials funds for correct implementation of the scheme, in line with the provisions of the act and pointers relevant for central and state governments.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA) offers assure of at the least 100 days of wage employment in opposition to the demand made by a family in a rural space.
The employees below the act are given job playing cards that are linked with their Aadhaar numbers and financial institution accounts. It offers supplementary technique of livelihood to individuals in rural areas, primarily throughout lean intervals.
The Centre has additionally introduced extra employment over and above 100 days per family to as much as 150 days in notified drought-affected districts in varied states of the nation.
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