Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in a statement that the scheme proved to be of immense help in providing jobs to migrants who came back to rural areas in large numbers amid the peak of pandemic.
For the financial year 2020-21, a sum of Rs 31,493 crore has already been released which is more than 50 per cent of the budget estimate of the current Financial Year.
The surge in facts and figures between 20 April, when work began for this fiscal and now, reaffirms the shattering impact of the lockdown in the season of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many of these labourers would be completely dependent on the MNREGA scheme for their livelihood, in the days to come, sources in the department said.
If the MGNREGS is to beat the inflation rate, the budgetary allocation will have to be increased from the Rs 60,000 crore for fiscal 2019-20.
During last assessment year Uttar Pradesh was the top performer.