Calling out #FakeClaim of @ArvindKejriwal on MGNREGA funds cut by Central Government:
Kejriwal is a compulsive broadcaster of malicious disinformation.
Kejriwal is a disingenuous populist and reckless rabble-rouser.
Here are the facts on #MGNREGA /#MGNREGS funds:
Tub-thumping disinfo publicist @ArvindKejriwal is ignorant of Central Budget.
•Modi Government has been flexible and raised allocation for #MGNREGS as and when needed.
•UPA consistently spent lower on MGNREGA than it Budgeted; Modi Government has done the opposite.
Modi Government spending on #MGNREGS has always been higher than budgeted.
•MGNREGA allocation was Rs 61,500 crore in Budget 2020-21.
•During pandemic Modi Govt increased MGNREGS allocation to an unprecedented Rs 1,11,500 crore, of which Rs 1,11,169 crore was actually spent.
While Rs 73,000 crore was budgeted for MGNREGA in 2021-22, this was increased to Rs 98,000 crore in the Revised Estimate in response to the demand.
•Budget allocation of Rs 73,000 crores has been made for MGNREGS. As scheme is demand-driven additional allocations can be made.
The lower allocation for #MGNREGS is only compared to the RE. The BE for MGNREGA is the same as last year’s. It does not mean less support. It reflects optimism that an improving economy, normal monsoon, and higher farm sector exports will improve rural employment.
However, should there be a demand for rural employment under #MGNREGA , funds will be fully provided, as was done in 2021-22.
As CM of Delhi Kejriwal is expected to know difference between BE and RE.
He either does not know or is deliberately misleading by being mendacious.
Some facts on #MGNREGA demand that Kejriwal should know:
•Cumulative demand for work under #MGNREGS in FY2021-22 (April 2021 to Feb 2022) is 37.04 crores, which is about 10% lower than cumulative demand of 41.1 crore received in FY2020-21 (April 2021 to February 2022).
Facts on #MGNREGA demand:
•In Feb 2022, number of persons demanding work rose to 3.06 crore, which is 20.3% lower than Feb 2021 (3.84 crore).
•Demand for #MGNREGS work has further declined in most of the months of FY 2021-22 over corresponding months in FY 2020-21.
What Kejriwal either doesn't understand about #MGNREGA or glosses over:
Demand for work under #MGNREGS during current financial year indicates improvement in livelihood situation in rural sector for those dependent on work under MGNREGS as a fallback option. from other sources
Populism based on lies and disinformation is like a hot air balloon: It bursts beyond a point if you keep blowing it up. The #MGNREGA balloon has burst in Kejriwal's face.
More to follow in exposing this chap's shrill mendacity and malicious disinformation.

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