Daily wage rate hiked: MGNREGS
Chennai, Mar 21 : The Tamil Nadu government has increased the daily wage rate payable under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGS).
It was announced in the state budget for 2013-14 which was presented in the Assembly today.
Announcing this while presenting the budget, State Finance Minister O Panneerselvam said with effect from April 1 this year, the daily wage under this scheme will be raised from Rs 132 to Rs 145, a hike of Rs 16, higher than the current year.
In his budget speech, he also pointed out that the state stands first in the country in terms of work completion rate and overall expenditure under the scheme.