In a praiseworthy development yet again, Chhattisgarh has emerged as the best-performing state in the country in providing jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). The state has achieved over 107 percent of the given target during the current financial year 2020-21.
Official data that has been released says that Chhattisgarh has so far created over 16.07 crore jobs under MNREGA as against the target of 15 crore man-days of employment, reported The New Indian Express.
“Chhattisgarh created a new record of providing employment for the highest number of man-days under the MNREGA in the current financial year. The achievement has played a significant role in reviving the rural economy keeping it robust during the Covid-19 pandemic. The state has topped having achieved 107 percent of the target so far,” a government spokesperson said.
In the second position stood West Bengal with 105 percent, followed by Assam and Bihar each at 104 percent and Odisha at 103 percent of the given target.