Hyderabad: Reverse migration from the urban areas to the villages during the pandemic has led to an increase in demand for work under MGNREGA, the rural jobs guarantee programme. according to an analysis of data performed by LibTech India, a team of engineers, social workers, and social scientists.
With another round of reverse migration starting during the second wave of the pandemic, the organisation requested the staet government to increase the number of work days above 100 under the programme.
According to its report, ‘MGNREGA implementation in Telangana for 2020-21’, there has been an increase of 507.2 lakh person days in employment for 2020-21 compared to the previous year, marking a 47.4 per cent rise.
Chakradhar Buddha, programme director, LibTech India, said, “In our field visits, we noticed that the full work assigned usually doesn’t happen. For instance, the stipulated wage for a worker per day is Rs 237 in Telangana state, and the worker finishes only…