The government has allocated an additional Rs 40,000 crores under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MNREGA). The Union Budget for 2020-21 had allocated a sum of Rs 61,000 for MNREGA, so an additional sum of Rs 40,000 crores is now allocated.
Today's measures is to keep in mind the migrated labour from the cities, who will be back in their villages.
MNREGA is an employment scheme which provides social security by guaranteeing a minimum of 100 days paid work per year to all the families whose adult members opt for unskilled labor-intensive work.
The move is expected to elevate the misery of many folks, who are returning back to their towns and villages owing to the Covid 19 worries.