A photo of Nirmala Sitharaman.

Source: PTI

Rs 10,000 crore has been spent in the last two months on creating 14.62 crore man-days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) to help migrant workers, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.

Work has been offered to 2.33 crore wage seekers till May 13, the minister said, announcing the second tranche of economic stimulus package.

She said that about 40-50 per cent more persons have been enrolled as compared to May last year.

On reforms in pipeline, she said the government is for universal right to minimum wages and wants to remove regional disparity through a national floor wage.


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