Amid lockdown: MGNREGA works going to address rural distress in Doda

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/20/2020 7:26:26 PM Jammu and Kashmir

8808 works with the approved budget of Rs 132.60 crore are going to start across the district: DDC

DODA, MAY 20: District administration Doda, in its endeavour to provide succour to the rural labour of the ditrict in the wake of COVID-19, is going to resume a number of development works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
District Development Commissioner, Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode, informed that the department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has already commenced number of works under MGNREGA in different parts of the district which shall be expedited in the coming days.
The DDC also informed that the plan for current financial year has been finalized under which 8808 works of different nature stands approved which are going to be started across the district in coming days. The approved labour budget for the district is 132.60 crore for the current financial year, besides said that this time initial target of 45 lakh Person days generation has been fixed for the executing department, DDC added.
While assessing the previous year achievements DDC informed that in the last financial year the target for the district was 26.50 lakh person days against which the district has recorded phenomenal growth and went beyond the target hence achieved the figure of 37.70 lakh person days across the district.
It was informed that the rates has been fixed in consultation with the executing department and accordingly the estimates are going to be float on secure soft, so that material payment issue can be avoided in the future positively and 60:40 ratio can be maintained across the district without any fail.
As per the details received from the official of ACD Office Doda, 147 SOS works are ongoing across the district so far; besides the work on 5782 PMAY houses are ongoing in the district on war footing.
DDC informed that due to closure of all works in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown the rural labourers were facing lot of hardships, so the administration initiated to restart several works under the scheme. He said that already directions have been passed to the field functionaries to follow all the requisite guidelines especially maintaining social distancing and wearing safety gears, into consideration so as to prevent spread of the pandemic.

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