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Review of Various Projects Under MGNREGA

Sanjay Kumar Pandey

Ranchi EW News: Secretary of Rural Development Mr. K. Srinivasan directed officials in a review meeting of ongoing projects under the Rural Development Department in Jharkhand to ensure transparency in schemes related to MGNREGA and to strengthen monitoring. MGNREGA plays a crucial role in strengthening rural economy. He instructed to conduct review meetings every month to ensure regular and comprehensive review of projects under the department. The Secretary emphasized the need for accountability of beneficiaries to maintain transparency and quality in the implementation of schemes related to MGNREGA. This will not only help in completing projects within the stipulated time frame but also alleviate beneficiaries from middlemen. He suggested that social audits of projects being implemented in panchayats under MGNREGA should be conducted regularly to keep a check on discrepancies and negligence. In the meeting, the MGNREGA Commissioner provided detailed information on the progress, significant decisions, and achievements of MGNREGA schemes in the financial year 2023-24 through a presentation. He briefed the Chief Minister about the work plan for the financial year 2023-24.

The projects and achievements are as follows:

A total of 6.26 lakh projects have been completed so far in the current financial year. The plan to plant cacti on barren land will utilize vegan leather. Under the Abuja Housing Scheme, rural mud houses are being converted into permanent structures. 1,015 lakh man-days of work have been generated in the current financial year against the approved 900 lakh man-days.

Under the Birsa Green Village Scheme, gardening has been implemented on 1,10,665 acres of land out of the targeted 1,31,850 acres in the last four years, benefiting a total of 1,27,381 families. Under the Birsa Irrigation Well Development Mission, one lakh irrigation wells are being constructed with funds from MGNREGA and state schemes.

Provision has been made to provide sheds to beneficiaries under the Chief Minister’s Livestock Development Scheme. Approval has been given for 27,786 schemes under this, out of which sheds have been completed in 13,309 schemes so far. 97.83% construction completed under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme for Rural Areas.

Under the Deendayal Antyodaya – National Rural Livelihood Mission, 2.89 lakh Sakhi Mandal have been formed in the state, connecting 32.94 lakh families. In the last four years, 1.18 lakh Sakhi Mandal have been formed, connecting 15.29 lakh families. More than 5 lakh women farmers have become Lakhpatis under this scheme.

In the meeting, the Rural Development Secretary also provided information on various projects such as Women Producer Organization, Johar Project, Jharkhand Micro Irrigation Project, Women Farmers Empowerment Project, Palash Brand, Fulwari Jhano Blessing Campaign, Deendayal Upadhyay Rural Skill Scheme, Rural Employment Training Institute, Birsa Special Tribal Development Scheme, and Udaan Project, as well as the construction work of block buildings.

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