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Covid-19 pandemic stretches world’s biggest jobs scheme in rural India

Covid-19 pandemic stretches world’s biggest jobs scheme in rural India

India’s rural job scheme, also called Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, is facing severe stress due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has contracted the country’s economy to record lows. Although 82 million of the 98 million who applied for jobs under the scheme got one, it still falls short as around 100 million extra workers have become jobless as cities went under lockdown.

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