98953 households provided employment in four NREGA distt

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Chandigarh, Feb 2 (UNI) Under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), as many as 98953 households have been provided employment in the four NREGA districts namely Ambala, Mewat, Mahendergarh and Sirsa.

Under the scheme, a sum of Rs 67 crore has been incurred and 1478 developmental works have been completed, Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dharambir Singh said here today.

He said that during the next financial year this NREGA would be extended in the remaining 16 districts and a sum of Rs 560 crore would be available to generate employment and creation of assets in the State.

He said that out of 1478 developmental works, 370 works pertaining to water conservation had been completed to ensure recharging of ground water besides tree plantation on 348 hectares of land had been done besides 207 micro irrigation works in these districts.

Apart from this 119 traditional water bodies have been desilted.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary said that district Sirsa was leading in implementing NREGA, where a sum of Rs 31.07 crore had been incurred on executing developmental works in the villages of the districts.

Mr. Dharambir further said that under the NREGA, all rural households was being provided 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year whose adult members voluntarily would be ready to do unskilled manual work. Under the scheme, the employment implementing agencies were providing wages at the rate of Rs 135 per manday to the worker engaged in this process.


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