“Tripura has retained the top position since 2009-10. Another northeastern state, Sikkim came second with 58 person-days per household, followed by Tamil Nadu with 56 person-days,” he added.
The MGNREGS mandates 100 days of employment in a financial year to at least one member of each rural household. According to the central government performance report on the MGNREGS, of the 644 districts in India, South Tripura district topped with 97.46 person-days. Jamatia said the central government has allocated Rs.1,406.93 crore for the current financial year (2014-15) to generate 5.13 crore person-days. He said Tripura can further improve its figures if central funds are received on time.