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Haryana: 28,000 get jobs under Employment Guarantee Scheme

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Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) As many as 28,000 rural households have been provided wage employment under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Mahendergarh and Sirsa districts of Haryana.

Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh, who also holds the Labour and Employment portfolio, today said that under the scheme 263 developmental works had been accomplished so far while the work on 468 such projects was in progress.

He said a sum of Rs 22 crore was provided by the Central government for undertaking need-based schemes in both these districts.

The aim of the scheme, he said, was to enhance people's livelihood on a sustained basis by developing the economic and social infrastructure in rural areas.

Mr Singh said the Centre had earmarked sufficient funds to implement the scheme in the state in a big way. Other districts of the state were proposed to be covered by the Union government under the scheme in a phased manner.

He said all the key functionaries of Panchayati Raj institutions were being imparted training for the smooth implementation of the scheme.

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