By-Sajal Singh, and Himanshu Gulati
Recently Bhartiya Janta Party’s official Twitter handle tweeted the photo that made several claims about the government’s performance about MNREGA. Here is the photo tweeted.
On examination, all the claims made with regard to MNREGA have been found to be false. Contrary to the claims, the number of works completed under MNREGA witnessed significant decrease.
An analysis of the official data provided by the Ministry of Rural Development through its website rebuts the claim and proves it false. We present the detailed fact-checking below:
Clearly, the claims made by the BJP through its official twitter handle with regard to MNREGA works are false and misleading.
The photo makes another claim about the financial allocations of MNREGA.
Claim: Modi Government allocated the highest ever budget for MNREGA of Rs. 38,000 crore in FY 2017, that has been further increased to Rs. 48,000 Crore in FY 2018.
The claim made looks true at first glance however a detailed fact-checking leads us to different conclusion.
The expenditure on MNREGA in the year 2016-17 was not 38,000 crore rupees but 47,499 Crore Rupees since the government had sought the additional funds through two supplementary grants beyond the budgetary allocation of 38,500 crore rupees.
Therefore, the increase in MNREGA allocation is not of 10,000 crore rupees as is claimed by BJP’s Official Twitter handle but that of 501 Crore Rupees Only!
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