Haryana Pays Highest Wage Under MGNREGA; MP, Chhattisgarh Lowest

September 18, 2015 14:37 IST
Haryana offers the highest daily wage rate of Rs 251 for unskilled manual workers under the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) scheme that promises job guarantee to unemployed for 100 days in a year. Kerala (Rs 229), Punjab (Rs 210), Goa (Rs 208) and Karnataka (Rs 204) are the other states where the daily wage rate is above Rs 200. On the other hand, Chhattisgarh & MP offer the lowest daily wages of Rs 159, followed by Uttarakhand & UP at Rs 161 and Jharkhand & Bihar at Rs 162. Credit: KBK