Friday, October 14, 2022

Covid-19 pandemic underscores role of MGNREGA as safety net despite shortcomings: Study

About 39 per cent of all job card-holding households interested in working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) 2005 did not get a single day of work in the Covid year of 2020-21, revealed a survey conducted by Bengaluru’s Azim Premji University in partnership with the National Consortium of Civil Society Organisations on NREGA and Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD) in November-December 2021 in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

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