Centre revises minimum daily wage under MGNREGS: Hooda

Chandigarh, Feb 3 (PTI) The Centre has revised the minimumdaily wage under its flagship programme of Mahatma GandhiNational Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for allthe states, Haryana government today said.

As per this decision, the MGNREGA workers in Haryana wouldnow get daily wage at the rate of Rs 179 with effect fromJanuary 1, 2011, a statement quoting Chief Minister BhupinderSingh Hooda said here.

The revised wage rate of Haryana state was highest in thecountry as compared to other states, the statement claimed.

During the year, 1.50 lakh rural households had taken upMGNREGA work in the villages and these households would bebenefitted on account of the revision in the wage rate, itsaid.

A sum of Rs 428.54 crore had been spent in Haryana out ofthe total amount of Rs 431.34 crore released under MGNREGSupto December 2010 since its implementation.

As many as 12,595 development works had already beencompleted and employment of 214.96 lakh person days wasgenerated under the scheme, the statement said.

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