CM directs to execute schemes under Mnrega in a better manner

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday directed the officials to ensure better execution of schemes under Mnrega in the state.

Chairing a review meeting of the Rural Development Department he said that Mnrega was a multi dimensional scheme under which many projects are being executed which is proving to highly beneficial for a large section of the rural population.

He said that under Mnrega there should be efforts to increase the man-days under Mnrega so that more employment can be generated in the rural areas. He said that wages under Mnrega was lowest in the country and they are being paid Rs 194 whereas the minimum wages was Rs 283 in the state government.

He said that there was need to reduce the gap in wages for which there was a need to take cooperation of the Centre. The officials of the department informed the Chief Minister that under Mnrega during the year 2020-21 schemes such as Neelambar Peetambar Jal Samridhi Yojana, Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Veer Shaheed Ho Khel Vikas Yojana and Didi Badi Yojana have given better results.

The officials said that under Neelambar Peetambar Yojana a target of one lakh hectare was set out of which work on 1.94 lakh hectares has been done while under Birsa Gram Harit Yojana against a target of 20,000 acres work on 26,000 acres was done and under Veer Shaheed Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana 1881 sports grounds were developed.

The Chief Minister said that under Birsa Harit Gram Yojana a target should have been set to plant one lakh trees for which GM land should be used. He said that in the first phase at district level nursery should be developed apart from that in every village at least 10 trees of jackfruit be planted. Under Didibadi Yojana Poshan vatikas should be set up at school and Anganwadi centers.

The Chief Minister said that under PMAY the department should take steps to change the structure of the houses. He said that there should be uniformity in the construction of houses which will help in bringing the cost of construction and will encourage bamboo farming and local porters.

He said that the power and drinking water and sanitation department should work in coordination to provide water and power connections in the houses under PMAY. He said that all needed to be provided homes in Jharkhand and there should be a survey regarding those who do not have homes.

The Chief Minister said that a separate dash boards be set up for monitoring of schemes being executed by the rural development department. He said that a booklet should be prepared regarding the schemes of the department and it should be distributed among the elected representatives and the common people so that they too can understand which scheme was for them.

He said that in villages Pattal Udyog should be encouraged and in this the women should be given priority and necessary resources should be provided to them. He said that to prevent the women from selling Hadia the Pholo Jhano scheme is being operated through which women are linked with Ajivika Missions.

Hemant Soren said that to make the state free from witchcraft the Garima Yojana has been started and in the first phase the scheme has been implemented in 342 Gram panchayats of seven districts under which apart from spreading awareness benefits are to be provided to the victims family.

He said that under Johar Scheme two lakh families have been linked and for this, a sum of Rs 958 crore has been sanctioned.


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