• Maximizing Work Opportunities

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In FY 2009-10 upto July, 2.53 crore households have been provided work and 87.09 crore persondays have been generated

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Maximizing Work Opportunities: Livelihood Security : Under the NREGA, in2008-09, 4.5 crore households were provided employment and 216.01 crorepersondays were generated. In FY 2009-10 upto July, 2.53 crore households havebeen provided work and 87.09 crore persondays have been generated.Inclusive Growth: NREGA has provided employment particularly for marginalizedgroups. The participation percentages were 55% (SC/ST) in 2008-09 and 53%(SC/ST) upto July 2009. Women workforce participation has also surpassed thestatutory minimum requirement of 33 percent. In FY 08-09, women participation was48%, which has increased to 52% upto in 2009-10 (upto July, 09).Augmenting household income, savings and investment: Post-NREGA, there hasbeen a revision of minimum wages across the country in last three years, and theaverage daily wage rate has increased from Rs. 75 to Rs 87 in 2009-10 (upto July,2009).Financial Inclusion: Over 7.33 crore NREGA bank and post office accounts havebeen opened so far. These accounts have helped bring the rural poor under theorganized banking sector. Besides the agencies for wage payment are being separatedfrom implementing agencies through accounts-based wage payment. This will notonly infuse integrity in wage payment, but also bring the most vulnerable people inrural India into formal banking and credit system. Workers under NREGA areprovided medical and health cover insurance. Innovative experiments in the f

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