Chandigarh, March 27 -- Amid COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought immediate financial assistance from the Centre to clear all pending liabilities under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme.

Capt Amarinder, in a letter to the Union Minister of Rural Development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, raised the issue of pending wage liabilities of MGNREGA workers in Punjab.

He apprised the Union Minister that as on March 24, 2020, wage liabilities of Rs 84 crore were pending for approximately 1.30 lakh workers in the State.

The Chief Minister pointed out that without the daily wages, the MGNREGA workers would not be able to sustain their fam...