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Bhandara district ranks first, Amravati second in MGNREGS work done during lockdown in Maharashtra

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 10, 2020 Published on June 10, 2020

Over 1.2 lakh people have been offered MGNREGS work in Bhandara during lockdown till May 28

The Bhandara district ranks first and Amravati second in MGNREGS work done during the lockdown in Maharashtra. More than 1.2 lakh people have been offered MGNREGS work in Bhandara during lockdown until May 28, a press statement issued by PIB (Mumbai) said.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, the Government of India, under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, has increased the pay in the national employment guarantee scheme by Rs 20. It resulted in increased labour availability under the scheme, the statement said.

The statement said that under Bhandara Zilla Parishad, 1,23,307 people in rural areas were employed from the beginning of lockdown till May 28, 2020. About 541 Gram Panchayats of the district were involved in this work. Despite the lockdown, the Bhandara district administration has been successful in employing the workers.

In rural areas, 'Magel Tyala Kaam' (Work is given to those who demand it) is being implemented through the scheme. These works have been given priority in the remote and tribal areas of Melghat in the Amravati district, the statement said.

 

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Published on June 10, 2020
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