So far, 55981 families have 100 days of employment, Chhattisgarh alone accounts for 41 percent of the total households in the country that have 100 days of employment.
66 percent of year-long target of job creation in the state met, more than 70 percent of target work in 10 districts
Naxalite affected districts ahead in achieving target, districts of Bastar division in first five places
Chhattisgarh’s outstanding performance in MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) works is continuing. In the current financial year 2020-21, Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country in providing 100 days of employment to MNREGA job-holder families. A total of 55 thousand 981 families have been provided 100 days of employment in April, May and June. Chhattisgarh alone accounts for about 41 per cent of the total households in the country that can get 100 days of employment.
Chhattisgarh stands second in the country in terms of employment generation against the target in the current financial year. In the first three months, 66 percent of the year’s target has been completed here. During this time 8 crore 84 lakh 50 thousand man days employment has been created. Naxalite affected districts have done a good job in providing employment to the villagers. The first five districts to provide maximum employment against the target in the state are from Bastar division. Ten districts of the state have completed more than 70 percent of the approved labor budget for this year.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri T.S. Singhdeo has congratulated the departmental officers-employees and panchayat representatives for their consistently good performance in MNREGA. He said that despite the lock-down due to Kovid-19, the villagers got direct employment in large numbers due to the work started under MNREGA. MNREGA works have played an important role in keeping the rural economy dynamic even under adverse circumstances. He hoped that with the awareness of the Panchayat representatives and the activeness of the MNREGA team, the state will continue to do excellent work under the MNREGA.
The Government of India has approved a total budget of 13 crore 50 lakh man days for Chhattisgarh in the current financial year. In the first three months of the year, the state has achieved 66 percent target by creating 8 crore 84 lakh 50 thousand man days of employment. The national average of employment generation in the first quarter is 39 percent. Narayanpur district is at the forefront of providing employment against the target in the state. 84 percent of the target has been met there. Nine other districts of the state have also completed more than 70 percent work. Sukma 78 percent, Bijapur 77 percent, Bastar 74 percent, Kondagaon and Raigad 73-73 percent, Kanker and Dantewada 72-72 percent, Korba and Gariaband 71-71 percent have also achieved more than 70 percent of this year’s target. . The remaining 18 districts have also created more than 60 percent employment.
Good work has been done in the state in providing 100 days of employment under MNREGA to the needy families. The total number of families receiving 100 days of employment in the country is one lakh 37 thousand 365. Of these, 40.75 percent i.e. 55 thousand 981 families belong to Chhattisgarh alone. 100 days of employment has been provided to the maximum 6139 families in Kabirdham district in the state. So far this year, 100 days employment has been provided to 4410 families in Bilaspur, 3804 in Rajnandgaon, 3261 in Dhamtari, 3240 in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, and 3037 families in Mungeli.