Rahul visits Chhattisgarh, takes stock of NREGS implementation

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Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, Apr 25 (UNI) Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who began his two-day visit to Chhattisgarh today as part of his 'Discover India' campaign, visited a tribal family in the tribal-dominated Sarguja district's Lenga forest village amid tight security and took stock of implementation of Central schemes, especially the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) Mr Gandhi arived at Darima airstrip in a special plane and reached Lenga via Ambikapur, Vishrampur and Surajpur and later had lunch with a tribal family. Mr Gandhi halted at several points along the road and interacted with people.

The Amethi MP reached Lenga at 1300 hrs. The Gond-dominated village has a population of about 700. Mr Gandhi received several complaints on NREGS-linked payments.

The Congress leader's convoy then reached Mahgai village where again he received NREGS-related complaints. Mr Gandhi returned to the airstrip via Darima and went to Jagdalpur where he would spend the night.

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