UP govt credits Rs 611 crores into accounts of over 27 lakh MNREGA workers
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday transferred Rs 611 crores directly into the bank accounts of over 27.5 lakh workers of the state enrolled under MNREGA scheme.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday transferred Rs 611 crores directly into the bank accounts of over 27.5 lakh workers of the state enrolled under MNREGA scheme.
This comes in the backdrop of 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The Chief Minister also interacted with them through video-conference today.
Lucknow: CM Yogi Adityanath today transferred Rs 611 Crore directly to the bank account of 27.5 Lakh workers of the state, under MNREGA scheme, in the light of #CoronavirusLockdown. The CM also talked to them through video-conference today, informing them of the scheme. pic.twitter.com/FRyKFU4tg2— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 30, 2020
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said: "I am happy that at a time when the world is affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the Village Development department and State Bank of India is crediting 611 crore to the account of over 27 lakh workers."
He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus as also the announcement of economic package.
"I am happy that the state and Central government have arranged for feeding over 80 lakh workers," he said. (ANI)
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