Dispelling doubts over the fate of the scheme floated by the previous Congress-led government, he said that while in previous years there has always been lower spending as compared to the Budgeted amount, this fiscal the government has not cut Plan Expenditure as it wants to boost growth.
Addressing a MGNREGA Sammelan organised to mark the completion of 10 years of the scheme, Jaitley said that there were apprehensions that the NDA government would end or replace the
scheme with a new programme.
"But the new government has not only taken the scheme forward, but also hiked the fund allocation under the scheme," he cited.

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