Dhumal launches NREGS for eight districts of HP

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Shimla, Apr 1 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today launched National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance Scheme (NREGA) in eight districts of the state.

The Chief Minister announced here that the state government had decided to appoint 1,181 Gram Rojgar Prerak under the NREGA to create awareness amongst the people about the benefits of the scheme so that maximum people were brought under the fold of the scheme and hundred days assured employment provided to the job card holders.

Mr Dhumal further said that the state would consider making adequate provisions of legislation to hold direct elections to the office bearers of Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Gram Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies.

He said that all the related aspects would be examined and possibilities would be explored to conduct direct elections to the various positions which were presently being elected by indirect elections.

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