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The three-month NREGS schedule is slack period for agriculture
Works to be decided only by the gram sabhas and no external interference will be allowed
NIZAMABAD: The Action Plan for the implementation of works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the district is ready with an estimated amount of Rs.442.50 crore.
The officials and field staff concerned are gearing up with all paraphernalia to execute the plan intended to provide work to all the eligible wage seekers for at least 100 days.
In the district 2.50 lakh families were issued job cards under the scheme and there are 4.20 lakh active wage seekers.
In accordance with the demand, work would be given to them.
The entire machinery would get ready with muster rolls by January 17 to start work for three months that is slack period for agriculture.
Unlike the past, this year asset creation through the NREGP works would be accorded top priority. Works relating to land development of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe farmers would be taken up besides water conservation works, said G. Prabhanjan Rao, Project Director, District Water Management Agency (DWMA).
Surveys to identify water harnessing works were completed in 135 of the 160 villages in six ground water basins where ground water level drastically depleted due to over exploitation over a period of time.
Number of water conservation works may vary from village to village.
“Works of 16 different groups will be implemented under the scheme. We will be ready to provide wage employment to anyone who demands. Each worker irrespective of gender will be paid between Rs.100 and Rs.125 for eight hour work depending on the work measurement,” said Mr. Rao.
He said works will be decided only by the gram sabha and no external interference will be allowed in it. So far, gram sabhas were conducted in 20 mandals and in the rest of 16 mandals they would be over by December 25, he added.
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