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Union Budget 2016: MGNREGA allocation hiked by Rs 3,800 crore

In the last fiscal, the government had made a budgetary provision of Rs 34,699 crore for MGNREGA and promised to provide another Rs 5,000 crore based on the actual utilisation of funds by the states and Union Territories.

budget 2016, arun jaitley, union budget 2016, jaitley 2016 budget, MGNREGA, budget MGNREGA, jaitley MGNREGA budget, budget session news, budget highlights, india news, latest news In the last fiscal, the government had made a budgetary provision of Rs 34,699 crore for MGNREGA and promised to provide another Rs 5,000 crore based on the actual utilisation of funds by the states and Union Territories. (Source: AP)

The NDA government, which had earlier raised doubts over the efficacy of MGNREGA, today increased its allocation by over Rs 3,800 crore in 2016-17, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laying down the road map for rural development in the Union Budget.

“Rs 38,500 crore have been allocated for MGNREGA in 2016-17. If the total amount is spent, it will be highest budget spend on MGNREGA,” Jaitely said in his Budget speech in Lok Sabha.

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In the last fiscal, the government had made a budgetary provision of Rs 34,699 crore for MGNREGA and promised to provide another Rs 5,000 crore based on the actual utilisation of funds by the states and Union Territories.

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First published on: 29-02-2016 at 01:40:44 pm
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