Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday increased the honorarium of gramya rozgaar sewaks, appointed to assist village panchayats under MNREGA, to Rs 3,000 per month from Rs 2,500.

"The honorarium of rozgaar sewaks has been increased by Rs 500. They will now get Rs 3,000 per month," an official spokesman said here.

The hike in honorarium would create an additional burden of Rs 27 crore to the state exchequer.