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Budget 2019: Rs 60000 Crore Allocated For MGNREGA For 2019-20

Feb 01, 2019 04:16 PM IST India India

The government on Friday proposed to allot Rs 60,000 crore for rural employment scheme under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the year 2019-20. The amount allocated for 2019-20 is 11 % higher in comparison with Rs 55,000 crore allocated for the year 2018-19. The revised estimate of the scheme for the year 2018-19 was Rs 61,084.09 crore, according to official data.