Chhattisgarh has topped the list of states in terms of providing jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Total of 18.52 lakh labourers were employed in Chhattisgarh, in state’s effort of reviving rural economy and safeguarding the livelihood of the people.
According to the data of Ministry of Rural Development, Chhattisgarh accounts for nearly 24% of the total MGNREGA jobs generated all over the country. As per the data, despite lockdown, a total of 18,51,536 workers carried out MNREGS day jobs in 9,883 gram panchayats of Chhattisgarh.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Union Minister for Rural Development: Narendra Singh Tomar.
- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.