The Centre has notified a 3-10 per cent increase in the wage rates for workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) for the financial year 2024-25. The new wage rates will come into effect from April 1.

The average MGNREGA wage nationwide for 2024-25 will be Rs 289 up from Rs 261 for 2023-24 which is an increase of Rs 28 per day.

The increase in wage rate varies from 3 per cent for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to 10.56 per cent for Goa and 10.4 per cent for Karnataka. In the case of Andhra Pradesh, the increase is 10.29 per cent, Telangana (10.29 per cent) and Chattisgarh (9.95 per cent).