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.
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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.
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- Union Minister for Rural Development: Narendra Singh Tomar.
- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.