Itanagar, Dec 15: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Tako Dabi has called for effective implementation of National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme (NREGS) for fulfilling the objectives of rural poor in the state.
Speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day state level workshop on NREG Act 2005 here yesterday, he said that it should be ensured that the scheme reaching to beneficiaries otherwise, the objective of the Act would be defeated.
With the Act covering the rest of the 13 districts of the state from April next year, the training aimed at sensitising the stakeholders on the provisions of the Act, their roles and responsibilities for effective implementation of the NREGS.
Mr Dabi stressed the need on coordination and collective efforts of the Panchayati Raj institutions and other government functionaries with a missionary zeal and human approach for the success of the scheme.
The concerned citizens, particularly the field functionaries have a vital role to play by encouraging and guiding the wage earners to inculcate saving habit to help them get micro-credit facilities from their savings for income generating activities, which could make them self-reliant, he added.
The state government had formulated a scheme, namely Arunachal Pradesh Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme(APREGS) under the guidelines of NREGA, the minister disclosed and added that the scheme intended to provide at least 100 days' work to every rural household to create for poverty alleviation.
Deputy Commissioners, Panchayati Raj representatives, district rural development agency(DRDA) project directors and block development officers participated in the workshop.