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Which state in India has the highest MNREGA daily wage?

07:38 PM Mar 13, 2023 IST | Ground report
which state in india has the highest mnrega daily wage

India provides 100 days of guaranteed employment to unskilled workers through the MNREGA scheme (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005). It is a major source of income for poor families in India.

According to the statistics for the year 2022-23 in India, there are a total of 27.57 crore laborers in MNREGA. It has 14.96 crore active workers. Job cards have been allotted to 15.35 crore people. About 5.98 crore families are linked to MNREGA.


The scheme was launched in 1991 by the Narasimha Rao government. But the daily wage received under this is still very less. The average daily wage received under this is Rs.217. Although there has been an increase in the wages of laborers in some states, let us know about the top 10 states where wages under MNREGA are the highest, and the two states where it is the lowest.

In India, Haryana, Kerala, Nicobar, Goa, Karnataka, Andaman, Lakshadweep, Punjab, Dadra Nagar Haveli, and Tamil Nadu gives maximum daily wages under MNREGA.


MNREGA Daily wage statewise data
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10 states with the highest MNREGA Daily wage in 2023

  • Haryana Rs. 331
  • Goa Rs. 315
  • Kerala Rs. 311
  • Karnataka Rs. 309
  • Nicobar Rs. 308
  • Andaman Rs. 292
  • Lakshadweep Rs. 284
  • Punjab Rs. 282
  • Tamil Nadu Rs. 281
  • Puducherry Rs. 281

Two states with the least MNREGA Wage in 2023

  • Bihar Rs 210
  • Jharkhand Rs 210

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