Taking another step for upcoming election, Govt plans to give a free mobile to every Mahatma Gandhi NREGA workers. This device will not be transferable and will be provided under the scheme named “Bharat Mobile Scheme”.
The mobile will come up with a 3 year warranty and women MG-NREGA workers will be preferred. According to the officials, However, the project is not on final stage and discussion is being made.
It is also mentioned that the mobile will be distributed by District administration along with various mobile operators.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) refers to the world’s largest welfare program, run by the Government of India..
It is a job guarantee scheme for rural Indians. It was enacted by legislation on 25 August 2005. The scheme provides a legal guarantee for at least 100 days of paid employment in every financial year to adult members of any household willing to do unskilled manual work related to public work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs. 120 (~US$2.00) per day in 2009 prices.