Rs 116 cr spent on 4,260 rural works in J K

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Srinagar, May 11 (UNI) More than Rs 116 crore have been spent on the completion of 4,260 rural works by implementing the centerally sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) during the past three years in five districts of the state.

As many as 92.47 lakh mandays were generated and 5 lakh job cards were provided to rural youth in these districts, official spokesperson said.

He said the from April 1, 2008 all districts of the state had been brought within the ambit of this scheme.

He added the unemployed rural youth are required to register their names for job in local office of Rural Development department in the first instance.

Within 15-days, youth would be provided employment for at least 100 days in a year. In case no job was provided within the stipulated period they would be provided cash stipend, he informed the Spokesman said 310 training camp were conducted in different districts for training 4,7000 persons for successfully carrying out NREGS.

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