Tamil Nadu Increase MGNREGA Workdays

IAS Prelims 2023

The Central government has accorded permission for increasing the number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in Tamil Nadu from the existing 100 days to 150 days.

The rise in workdays is aimed at helping rural labourers, who are staring at job loss, as the state is affected by severe drought.

In Tamil Nadu, the rural job scheme is being implemented in 12,524 villages. This financial year, 33.43 man-days of employment have been generated so far under the scheme and Rs 4655 crore has been disbursed.

Due to the enhancement of the work days, three crore more man-days are to be generated.