Bhopal:April 1,With inclusion of rest of the 17 districts today, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been implemented in entire state. As many as 41 lakh families have been provided Job Cards in the newly included districts. The Job Card provides a family at least 100 days’ employment in a
year. The state government has sanctioned Rs one crore each to these districts and has identified 1.50 lakh works for providing employment to villagers. Besides, blueprint of 39 thousand 464 secondary works has also been prepared. The state government has appointed about 300 officers for implementing the scheme.
Madhya Pradesh has been leading in implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme right since its launching. The state government had started preparations months before implementing the last phase of the scheme in remaining 17 districts. Training was imparted for better implementation to office-bearers at the district, Janpad and Gram Panchayat levels. The second phase of the scheme has also got underway from today. In the first phase, training was imparted to 7,500 office-bearers and 600 officers of Panchayats.
As many as 17 senior officers have been appointed for intensive monitoring of the NREGS implementation including Project Coordinator Shri Ravindra Pastor, director Rajiv Gandhi Water Management Mission Shri Sachin Sinha and director Rural Employment Shri AS Ahlawat. These officers today visited districts under their charge and ensured successful implementation of the scheme.
Participation of one-third women has been ensured in implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Rs five lakh has been provided to every Janpad for widespread publicity of the scheme. One assistant each has been provided for every seven villages for better maintenance of records relating to Gram Panchayat plans.
Newly included districts
Bhopal, Vidisha, Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Sagar, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Ujjain, Shajapur, Indore, Sehore, Raisen, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Narsinghpur