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Davanagere: Concession for lactating, pregnant women in NREGA

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Davanagere: The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department has announced a special concession in the quantity of work for pregnant and lactating women to increase women’s participation in works carried out under MGNREGA.

At present, the percentage of women participating in the NREGA scheme is 51 per cent. The department’s target is to increase it to 60. For pregnant women and lactating mothers, the department has decided to give a special discount of 50 per cent in the work.

Pregnant women who have completed 6 months of age working in works under MGNREGA will get fixed wages till the birth of the child and for lactating mothers up to 6 months from the date of birth of the child. A 50 per cent discount has been announced.

It has been suggested that the Mother Card issued by the Health Department for the discount should be treated as the basis.

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