70 lakh man-days generated in JK under SGRY

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Srinagar, Oct 4: Under the Sampooran Gramin Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) and National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), over 70 lakh man-days have been generated in the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir during last financial year.

An official spokesman said today that the schemes added by the Central government are aimed at providing job opportunities to the rural un-employed people.

Under the NREGS, over 2.50 lakh job cards have so far been issued in Poonch, Doda, Jammu, Kupwara and Anantnag districts.

The Rural Development Department has provided financial assistance to 9,333 families living below the poverty line for construction of low cast residential houses in the state during last year.

He said government has also helped the farmers in protecting their cultivable land from erosion. For the purpose, 18,000 hectare was identified, wherein 1,900 hectare land have been covered under control of Land Erosion, Soil and Water conservation and Drainage Line Treatment.

In addition 100 hectare land have been brought under Nallah Bank Erosion in the state during the same period.


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