New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced that the government will now allocate an additional Rs 40,000 crores to MGNREGS to provide employment boost.
It will help generate nearly 300 crore person days in total and boost the rural economy through higher production.
The scheme will also help in creation of larger number of durable and livelihood assets including water conservation assets. It will also address the need for more work including returning migrant workers in Monsoon season as well.
The government will now allocate an additional Rs 40,000 crores to MGNREGS to provide employment boost: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/uRFvabVasr
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Health expenditure will be increased&investment at grassroots level will be ramped up for health&wellness centres, with particular focus on aspirational districts. All districts will have infectious diseases block in hospitals. Public health labs will be set up at block levels, she added.