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MGNREGS remain the most prominent safety net for rural poor during COVID : Narendra Kumar

Hyderabad, Jul 26 (UNI) National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Director General Dr G Narendra Kumar said that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) remained the most prominent safety net for rural poor during the economic crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the Webinar as part of ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ organised by the ‘Centre for wage employment and livelihoods on Monday, Dr Kumar said that the scheme has helped reverse migrants gain reasonable income to avoid falling into the poverty trap.
In his keynote address, Dr D Rajasekhar, Director ISEC Bangalore said India has subsequently reduced poor households through effective interventions for the last 75 years. However, millions of labourers in the country still rely on casual agricultural wages for sustenance.
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