Repair work to be done through MNREGA on school boundary walls, playgrounds, approach road etc. – Deputy CM
Team Haryana First
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala has directed the officers to repair the boundary walls, approach roads, playgrounds and the morning prayer meeting area as per requirement of government schools in their respective districts under MNREGA.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Rural Development, said that the state government has tried to employ as many people as possible under MNREGA during COVID-19. Elaborating on it further, he said that it is for the first time that under MNREGA, the water bodies of the villages are being cleaned other than setting up of sheds for animals of poor people and bio-gas plants.
The Deputy Chief Minister further asserted that the approach roads of government schools in the state which are not maintained will be repaired by the labourers under MNREGA. Apart from this, works will be done under the MNREGA in school playgrounds where there is a need to refill sand and to raise permanent structure. He said that the officers have been given instructions to timely finish the basic work of government schools which hangs fire in the state due to budget, under MNREGA. This will provide work to the job-card holders and will expedite the development work of the schools benefitting the students and staff.
Mr. Dushyant Chautala informed that about 6 lakh MNREGA job cards have been made in the state. This time, 4.80 lakh job-card holders were given employment under the MNREGA scheme till September 30, 2020, while only 3.64 lakh people were employed till March 31, 2020 last year. Moreover, it is for the first time that more than 4 lakh people have been employed and in just 6 months.
The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that under the MNREGA this year, a target of works to the tune of Rs. 1200 crore has been set, besides, Rs 300 crores have been spent in a duration of 6 months this time while Rs 387 crore were spent in the entire year last time.