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Officials told to enroll more workers under NREGS

Officials told to enroll more workers under NREGS
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Chittoor: District Collector Solomon Arokia Raj and DWMA project director Chandramouli reviewed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)...

Chittoor: District Collector Solomon Arokia Raj and DWMA project director Chandramouli reviewed the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) here on Tuesday and directed the officials of various departments to intensify the mobilisation process to enroll the more number of people under the scheme.

Addressing the meeting at District Collectorate here on Tuesday, the Collector said that the number of workers in the district, except Kalakada and Yerravaripalem mandals, was very low and the officials should take the responsibility to mobilise at least 300 people from every village panchayat into the scheme. He also instructed the officials to complete the digging works related to horticulture crops by this month end.

The Collector informed that the allotted work was completed only in 5,800 acres against the targeted work in 10,000 acres. A He asked the officials concerned to make payments for the work completed in all panchayats. He also said that APOs and ECs (Engineering Consultants) to conduct meetings on every Wednesday based on the work IDs with field assistants and technical assistants. Collector also reviewed the progress of the construction of toilets, which was brought into the purview of NREGS recently, with APOs and directed them to ensure completion of 6,200 toilets by May 30. He also stressed on the need for the launching of the construction of the remaining 4000 toilets at the earliest and in order to complete them by June 10.

He also instructed the revenue officials to identify the beneficiaries, landless SC and ST people in every panchayat, for 'Indiramma Pachchathoranam' scheme. Under this scheme the landless SC, ST beneficiaries will get land as well as 200 saplings of various fruits. He told the revenue staff to identify either the government land or the land adjacent to water bodies for growing fruit-bearing trees. He also told the government staff to give priority to those who participated in NREGS works for at least 20 days last year for this new scheme.

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