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Centre revises MGNREGA wage rates with Haryana being highest at 357 per day

PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
Mar 26, 2023 03:15 PM IST

The union ministry of rural development issued a notification on the change in wage rates under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on March 24.

The Centre has notified a hike in wage rates under the rural job guarantee programme for the 2023-24 financial year with Haryana having the highest daily wage at 357 per day and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh the lowest at 221.

The wage hikes, which range from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>26, will come into effect from April 1. (HT File Photo)
The wage hikes, which range from 7 to 26, will come into effect from April 1. (HT File Photo)

The Union Ministry of Rural Development issued a notification on the change in wage rates under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on March 24.

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The notification was issued under Section 6 (1) of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005, that says the Centre may, by notification, specify the wage rate for its beneficiaries.

The wage hikes, which range from 7 to 26, will come into effect from April 1.

Compared to last year's rates, Rajasthan registered the highest percentage increase in wages. The revised wage for Rajasthan is 255 per day, up from 231 in 2022-23.

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Bihar and Jharkhand have registered a percentage increase of around eight from last year. Last year, the daily wage for a MNREGA worker in these two states was 210. It has now been revised to 228.

For Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, which have the lowest daily wages at 221, the percentage increase from last year was recorded at 17.

In 2022-23, the two states had a daily wage of 204.

The increases in the wages for states range between two and 10 per cent. Karnataka, Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur are among the states to register the lowest percentage increase.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is a flagship programme aimed at enhancing livelihood security of households in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer for unskilled manual work.

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