MGNREGA allocation was hiked to Rs 38,500 crore in the 2016 budget
In the 2016 national budget, the NDA-led Central Government raised the previous allocation for MGNREGA schemes by a whopping Rs. 3800 crore. This led to a total of Rs. 38,500, which will be the highest budget spent on MGNREGA so far.
The previous fiscal year had a budget of Rs 34,699 crore for the scheme with the promise of another Rs. 5000 crore depending upon justifiable needs by the states and the union territories.
The new budgetisation for MGNREGA came as a celebration of rural emancipation and dignity of labor for all. The boost was more significant as it came in 2016 which also happens to be the tenth anniversary of the MGNREGA scheme.