Under NREGS, Raja Cheruvu desiltation in full swing

Under NREGS, Raja Cheruvu desiltation in full swing
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Employment is being provided in large scale under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajamahendravaram rural mandal in East Godavari. Local people of Rajavolu in rural mandal have been given work to remove silt and weeds from 13 acre- tank, Raja Cheruvu.

Rajamahendravaram: Employment is being provided in large scale under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajamahendravaram rural mandal in East Godavari. Local people of Rajavolu in rural mandal have been given work to remove silt and weeds from 13 acre- tank, Raja Cheruvu.

About 167 villagers from 27 groups have been involved in desiltation of tank works under NREGS. The authorities are making it clear that there is no dearth of funds in the NREGS works and sanctioned Rs 14 lakh for Raja Cheruvu. By developing this tank, paddy and sugarcane can be cultivated in 60 acres in this area. For the last few years, the cultivation could not been taken place in the village due to silt and now farmers are happy that they can now cultivate in 60 acres by developing the tank.

Highlights:

  • About 167 villagers from 27 groups have been involved in the desiltation exercise
  • Once the tank is cleared, paddy and sugarcane can be cultivated over 60 acres
  • In all, six tanks to be developed on similar lines with a Rs 67 lakh outlay

According to Mandal Development Officer N.V Ramana Reddy, about Rs 67 lakh have been sanctioned for the development of six tanks in rural mandal including Ura Cheruvu(Kolamuru), Kavalagoyyi Cheruvu(Pidimgoyyi), Raja Cheruvu (Rajavolu) and Ramudu Cheruvu in Venkata Nagaram and works are in full swing in these villages.

Proposals have been sent to the district collector remove weeds in two tanks in Kolamuru village including Gurram Cheruvu with Rs 18.95 lakh and Pedda Cheruvu with Rs 29.82 lakh and works will commence once the works were sanctioned. Job cards have been given to 6,000 persons in the village in the rural mandal and 100 days of work will be provided for all these job card holders. Medical kits and water sachets are being provided to all the workers keeping scorching heat in mind

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