Finance minister allocates Rs.38,500 crore for MNREGA

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New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday allocated Rs.38,500 crore for schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

He announced this while presenting the 2016-17 annual budget in the Lok Sabha.

In the 2015-16 budget, the allocation for MGNREGA was Rs.34,699 crore.

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