Uttarakhand- MGNREGA Working Days Raised from 100 to 150

The state government of Uttarakhand has announced to increase the number of working days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to 150 days from the existing 100 days.

Key Points

  • This announcement of an increase in working days under MNREGA was done by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • All the costs that will be involved in increasing the MNREGA working days will be borne by the Uttarakhand government.
  • According to an official release, so far 12.19 lakh job cards had been provided in the state. Out of this total, 2.66 lakh job cards were provided in the year 2020.
  • Chief Minister also launched the ‘Uttarakhand Aajeevika App’.
  • This app will provide help to the unemployed people in the state.

NREGA was first by former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in the year 1991. MNREGA was passed in the year 2005. MNREGA aims to provide 100 days of wage employment to enhance livelihood security in rural areas.

190 Atal Utkrisht Vidyalayas

Uttarkhand Government will open 190 schools (two in each block) in the state under Atal Utkrisht Vidyalaya. All these schools will be affiliated with CBSE and will be open from the next academic session.