NREGS: More working days in pipeline

NREGS: More working days in pipeline
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Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao on Wednesday declared that the State government had cancelled the system of providing only 50 working days under MNREGS and decided to increase the number of working days instead.

Jupally directs officials to ensure at least 50 per cent of card holders get 100 days of work under the scheme

Mahbubnagar: Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao on Wednesday declared that the State government had cancelled the system of providing only 50 working days under MNREGS and decided to increase the number of working days instead.

Participating at a Grama Jyothi programme at Gantavelli village, Krishna Rao inspected works related to dumping yard under EGS at Farukhnagar in Lingareddyguda in Mahbubnagar district.

The Minister said officials should provide more working days to the workers. Interacting with the workers, he said works worth Rs 2,500 crore were being offered to the workers during 2016 as against the provided works worth Rs 1,700 crore last year. Krishna Rao directed that the officials should see that at least 50 per cent of card holders get 100 days of work under MNREGS.

Workers should work for eight hours to get Rs 194 a day, he said and assured to provide all facilities like tents, drinking water and material for works. The government was committed for their welfare, providing more working days by scrapping the condition of 50 working days norm, he said, adding that the government had secured some 40 lakh mobile numbers of workers who could find their working days, wages and related information by calling toll-free number 1800 200 1001.

The officials were asked to provide 100 days of work to peasants when agricultural works were on. He announced Rs 25 lakh for Guntalavelli village which stood ideal by getting all facilities and asked other villages to dig rain pits, toilets, avoid open defecation and keep clean their environment. The farmers could benefit from poly-house cultivation for horticulture crops through subsidies and the government was implementing schemes including residential schools for SC, ST, Minority and double bedroom houses for the poor.

Kalyana Lakshmi would offer Rs 51,000 financial assistance to poor girls for their marriage, drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha and lakes revival under Mission Kakatiya, he said. The TRS government was implementing many schemes in just two years while the previous governments had failed to do so in six decades, he added.

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