Krishna tops in job scheme: Collector B Lakshmi Kantham

Krishna tops in job scheme: Collector B Lakshmi Kantham
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Krishna district collector B Lakshmi Kantham informed Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday that Krishna district stood first in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) labour budget. He said that about 9.2 crore people got working days this year compared to the 6.69 crore people last year.

Vijayawada: Krishna district collector B Lakshmi Kantham informed Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday that Krishna district stood first in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) labour budget. He said that about 9.2 crore people got working days this year compared to the 6.69 crore people last year.

The collector participated in the video conference conducted by CM Chandrababu Naidu on Monday. He said that about 5,741 farm ponds works were completed against 12, 000 target in the district. About 23,543 works were identified in the district under Neeru-Pragathi programme and which have been taking at cost of Rs.48.17 crore and these works would complete as per plan, he said.

He further said that Krishna stood in the first place in implementing e-seed programme designed for distributing seeds to farmers. Convergence works have been speed up for completing in stipulated period, he said. Regarding Kharif season, the department officers are readying the farmers for immediate paddy plantation in the district, he added.

He made it clear that there were no scarcity of fertilizers, seeds and all necessary arrangements were taken up by district administration for the kharif season. He told CM that instructions were given for traders and warned that Preventive Detection (PD) Act would be invoked on those who create artificial scarcity. Deputy Chief Ministers N China Rajappa, KE Krishna Murthy, Minister Kollu Ravindra, Joint collector Gandam Chandrudu and other officers participated.

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