Published: June 9, 2020 2:09:47 am
Arguing that MGNREGA is the “closest panacea” to handle the job misery in rural areas as a result of lockdown, the Congress on Monday requested the federal government to develop the scope of the scheme.
Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi instructed the media that the agricultural job assure programme needs to be “scaled up” and free of “fetters of budgetary limits” to fulfill the elevated demand.
“While the extra allocation for MGNREGA beneath the PM’s monetary help package deal is ostensibly 40,000 crores, in impact attributable to excellent liabilities, the overall quantity shouldn’t be Rs 1 lakh crore however nearer to Rs 84,000 crores. Given the necessity of the hour to scale up MGNREGA, this quantity will fall brief in assembly the targets of poverty alleviation,” he mentioned.
Recalling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had critiqued MGNREGA as a dwelling monument of the Congress’s failure, he mentioned, “Today, the PM should reside with that short-sighted evaluation as MGNREGA has come to the nation’s assist in combating rising poverty”.
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