TN: Daily wages under MNREGA hiked

Wages increased under centrally-sponsored MNREGA by Rs 13,benefiting about 25 lakh workers.

Written by Agencies | Chennai | Published: June 23, 2012 11:10 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday increased daily wages under the centrally-sponsored MNREGA in the state by Rs 13,benefiting about 25 lakh workers.

“Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has directed increasing the daily wages to Rs 132 from Rs 119,” a state government release here said.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MNREGA),a flagship poverty eradication programme of the UPA government,envisages providing 100 days of employment to the rural poor.

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