In the first quarter, employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme doubled in Uttar Pradesh.

The number of people working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme doubled in the first quarter of 2022-23 relative to the 2021-22 . The current workforce under MNREGS is higher than any other normal financial years .

LUCKNOW: In a strong indication of Uttar Pradesh's expanding rural economy, the number of people working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) doubled in the first quarter of 2022-23 relative to the 2021-22.According to data from the Rural Development Department, which is exclusively accessible by the public, the workforce under MNREGS increased to 38.58 lakh this year from 19.63 lakh in the same period in 2021-22.In the first quarter of 2020-21, 63 lakh people became employees under MNREGS, as thousands of migrants returned to UP after the Covid-induced lockdown.As the economy fell, the scheme had become the biggest employment generator for rural families.