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HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has directed officials to ensure that 22 lakh families are provided 100 days wage employment by the end of March this year.
The Chief Minister, who is in New Delhi, reviewed the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and ‘Abhayahastham’ co-contributory pension scheme for SHG members on Sunday with Minister for Rural Development Vatti Vasant Kumar.
Later in a teleconference with Principal Secretary (Rural Development) R. Subramanyam, the Chief Minister said sufficient wage employment can be assured only with effective implementation of the programme.
As per the road map for MGNREGS approved by the Chief Minister, officials were directed to see that 100 days wage employment was provided to 1.5 lakh households in each large district and one lakh households in small districts.
He hailed the social audit, direct payment of wages through post office accounts and smart cards.
The Chief Minister complimented the officials for opening as many as 1.27 crore post office accounts for payment of wages under the MGNREGS programme.
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