BJP Government hatching conspiracy to end the MGNREGA scheme: Kumari Selja | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee and former Central Minister and member of congress working committee Kumari selja said that the BJP-led central governmentis conspiring to end the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, which provides employment to the poor. This is why, within just one month, employment opportunities under MGNREGA have decreased by more than 28%.The reason for the decline in employment is the reduction in the budget for MGNREGA by the central government.
Selja said that the CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy) report reveals that the unemployment rate among people aged 15 years and above has increased to more than 10% in the country after 29 months. This is the highest rate after the COVID period. Before this, in May 2021, it was 11.84%. The recent increase in the unemployment rate is due to the rise in unemployment in rural areas. She said that in September, MGNREGA provided employment to 19.53 crore people, but in October, this number decreased to 14.03 crore. This means that employment decreased by 28.16% in just one month. This indicates that a conspiracy is underway to close down MGNREGA, and gradually, the budget and employment opportunities will be reduced to force poor families to starve.
Kumari Selja said that the October figures show that there has been a decrease of 1.03 crore daily wage laborers in small shops. The number of salaried workers has also decreased by 46 lakh. Additionally, there has been no significant increase in the number of agricultural laborers. She explained that the Congress initiated MGNREGA in 2005 to provide a guarantee of employment to poor families. Since its implementation, the livelihood of millions of families in the country has improved. However, the BJP-led central government does not approve of the uplift of poor families. This anti-poor government aims to eliminate MGNREGA and shut down the stoves of millions of families. Kumari Selja emphasized that families who work hard with self-reliance have understood this conspiracy, and they will play a significant role in overthrowing the anti-poor central government in the upcoming elections.

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