Rajasthan stands first in NREG scheme implementation: Minister

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Jaipur, Dec 4 (UNI) Rajasthan has exceeded all other states in putting up an impressive performance in the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Rural Development Minister Kalu Lal Gurjar said.

Talking to newspersons here today, Mr Gurjar said the state had exceeded the national average spending allocated funds, registration of eligible families, creation of man days and provision of employment to each family.

He said against the national average of 66 per cent registration of eligible families, Rajasthan had registered 94 per cent of families and spent Rs 117 crore in each district under the scheme against the corresponding national figure of Rs 44 crore.

Besides this, the state had created an average of 166 lakh man days in each district against the national average of 44 lakh man days. The state had provided full 100-days employment to members of 54 per cent of the eligible families against the national average of 34 per cent.

Presently, the scheme was being launched in 12 districts and would be extended to 32 districts from April 1 next, Mr Gurjar informed.

Expressing satisfaction over the implementation of various rural development schemes, the minister said the present government had surpassed the previous Gehlot Government in strengthening rural infrastructure development and implementing rural welfare schemes.

Presently, as many as 25 welfare and development schemes were being run in the state. The present government had incurred Rs 3752 crore for rural development during its four-year regime.

Several of the schemes, including the NREGS run by the department, had brought laurels for the state at the national level, Mr Gurjar added.

UNI

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