The wage rate of MGNREGA workers is set to increase by 8–10 percent; in Kerala, it will increase by Rs 13

New Delhi: Wages of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) have been increased. There is an increase of eight to 10 percent. The central government has issued a notification in this regard. With this, guaranteed employment workers in Kerala will get Rs 349 from Rs 333. Haryana and Sikkim have the highest wages. 374 as the highest wage in these states.

The workers will start getting the revised wages from April 1, 2024. The lowest is in UP – seven rupees. UP is currently one of the states with the lowest wages. Jammu and Kashmir 259, Ladakh 259, Jharkhand 245, Karnataka 349. Madhya Pradesh 243, Maharashtra 297, Manipur 272, Meghalaya 254, Mizoram 266, Odisha 254, Nagaland 234, Arunachal Pradesh 234.

Andhra Pradesh 300, Assam 249, Bihar 245, Chattisgarh 243, Goa 356, Gujarat 280, Himachal Pradesh Scheduled Area 295, Himachal Pradesh Non Himachal Pradesh 236. Punjab 322, Rajasthan 266, Sikkim 249, 374 in 3 Panchayats of Sikkim, Tamil Nadu 319 and Telangana 242 , Uttarakhand 237, West Bengal 250, Andaman district 329, Nicobar district 347, Dadra Nagar Haveli 324, Daman and Diu 324, Lakshadweep 315, Puducherry 319 Rs.

At the same time, there is also criticism that the wage hike is a violation of the code of conduct as the Lok Sabha elections are around the corner. However, the Ministry of Rural Development issued a notification in this regard only after taking special permission from the Central Election Commission.