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Govt releases Rs 29k cr to states to help clear dues under MGNREGA

New Delhi : The Centre has launched Rs 28,729 crore to the states to liquidate pending dues of each wage and materials below MGNREGA as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Bundle as much as June 2 on this monetary 12 months, mentioned a finance ministry assertion.

The federal government has elevated the speed of cost below MGNREGS for work with impact from April 1 to largely assist migrant staff who’re with out work as a result of lockdowns and suspension of enterprise actions as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

Up to now (as much as June 2) on this monetary 12 months 48.13 crore man-days of labor have been generated below MGNREGS. The federal government is taking a look at its employment assure scheme to assist staff discover momentary employment and get wages on their return dwelling.

The federal government has elevated MGNREGA wages by Rs 20 on this monetary 12 months that can present the extra good thing about Rs 2000 yearly to a employee.

The Rs 1.7 lakh crore PMGKP package deal was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26 to guard the weaker and most weak sections of society from the influence of the lockdowns.

Beneath the package deal, the federal government introduced free foodgrains and money cost to ladies and poor senior residents and farmers. Its swift implementation is being constantly monitored by Central and State governments.

Beneath the PMGKP, the federal government has additionally up to now supplied 36.93 lakh tonne foodgrains to 73.86 crore beneficiaries for April, 32.92 lakh tonne foodgrains to 65.85 crore beneficiaries for Might and three.58 lakh tonne foodgrains to 7.16 crore beneficiaries for June.

Moreover, 1.91 lakh tonne of pulses has additionally been supplied to 17.9 crore households out of a complete of 19.Four crore beneficiaries.

The plan to provide advance profit to EPFO subscribers has even be lapped up by 16.1 lakh members of EPFO taking the advantage of on-line withdrawal of non-refundable advance amounting to Rs 4,725 crore up to now until June 2.

The federal government has amended EPFO rules to incorporate Covid-19 pandemic as the explanation to permit the non-refundable advance of 75 per cent of the quantity or three months wages whichever is decrease, from their accounts. Households of 4 crore staff stand to profit from this window.

(IANS)

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