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Govt releases Rs 170 Cr as MGNREGA wages ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr

Over 350 Cr disbursed amongst MGNREGA employees throughout lockdown interval thus far

Srinagar, Might 21: In an effort to mitigate the financial hardships confronted by the agricultural poor throughout COVID-19 pandemic, Division of Rural Growth and Panchayati Raj (RDD&PR) has disbursed Rs 170 crore beneath MGNREGA forward of the Eid-ul-Fitr to assist the employees to rejoice the event with fervour and pleasure.

The division has disbursed round Rs 183 crore to profit the poor which have been in any other case rendered jobless because of the prevailing lockdown imposed throughout the nation to cease the unfold of the outbreak. Following the resumption and roll out of MGNREGA works since April 20, 2020, the Division has taken up greater than 14000 improvement tasks beneath MGNREGA which embody 1670 water conservation and irrigation works, 4000 rural infrastructure works and 8300 PMAYG homes producing as many as Rs 5.28 lakh person-days in J&Okay.

The extra tranche of funds of Rs 170 crore disbursed with an purpose to spice up the agricultural financial system stand transferred by greater than 11 lakh transactions straight in a single day into the accounts of beneficiaries by electronic-Fund Administration System (e-FMS) through digitally signed Fund Switch Orders (FTOs) in order that these folks don’t must enterprise out of their properties to gather the wages bodily.

On the event, Secretary RDD & PR, Sheetal Nanda mentioned, “At a time when the livelihoods of millions of people have become uncertain, the Governments of India and J&K are effectively ensuring that the people of J&K don’t face any hardships during the lockdown. Earlier, we had disbursed as many as Rs 183 crore to MGNREGA workers and now this new release of funds amounting to Rs 170 crore just a few days before Eid festival would come as another big relief to the MGNREGA workers in rural areas.”

She added that Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has emphasised on the necessity for sustaining social distancing, use of masks and private sanitation at worksites and subsequently the division has additionally launched Rs 30.75 lakh for worksite services together with hand sanitizers, hand wash, face masks to make sure the security of the MGNREGA employees.

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