With the Centre’s plan to peg MGNREGA wages to inflation , a look at the current wages shows a wide disparity in the notified wages among States.
While some States notified relatively higher wages, they paid out lesser than that amount on average during all months in FY19, while some States which notified lesser wages paid out that wage (or higher) consistently.
The total MGNREGA expenditure reported by States has risen, but the year-on-year growth has fallen below 5%.
What they actually paid
Graph shows the number of months in FY19 in which a State paid out a lower average wage than the notified (promised) rate.
Map shows the wages notified under MGNREGA for FY20. Many central and northern States have relatively lower notified wages; Haryana (the highest among States) is an exception.