Only 30 lakh found NREGA work in April: This is 82% lower than in previous year.

Although the centre gave explicit instructions to reopen its flagships rural jobs scheme from April 2020, only 30 lakh people were provided under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(MGNREGA) in April, about 17% of usual, government data show.

In mid April, only 1% of the usual member of the workers has found employment.

The figures for this April are the lowest in five years, and show 82% dropout from the previous year figure of 1.7 crore workers. Some states had zero workers as on April 29, showing that they had not started their work sites at all.

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