- 2.22 Crore increment in Human labour days
- Target for the current financial year increased from 13.50 crores to 15.72 crores human labour-days
- Proposal to increase labour budget was sent on the initiative of Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev
Raipur (The States. news) The Union Ministry of Rural Development has approved an increment of 2 crore 22 lakhs human labour days in Chhattisgarh’s labour budget of MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). Chhattisgarh’s target of employment generation under MNREGA for the current financial year 2021-22 will increase from 13.50 crore human labour days to 15.72 crore human labour days by this increment. The labour budget of the state was approved in a recent meeting between senior officers of Panchayat, State Government Rural Development officers, Secretary, and other officers of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
In the current financial year 2021-22, Chhattisgarh had already achieved the target of generating 13 and a half crore human labour-days of employment under MNREGA. After achieving the desired target in February itself, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri T.S. Singhdeo had instructed senior departmental officers to send an increment proposal to the Government of India in view of the comprehensive work being done in the state under MNREGA. Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Department Smt. Renu G. Pillay and MNREGA Commissioner Mr. Mohd Kaiser Abdulhaq along with the officials of Union Rural Development Ministry have approved the state government’s proposal to increase the labour budget.
It is worth mentioning that the state government is working extensively towards providing income-generating employment for Chhattisgarh’s rural populace. Six MNREGA labours of the state have been honoured by Union Ministry of Rural Development’s for their commendable work under project Unnati. Moreover, numerous rural families have become financially stable and self-reliant with government intervention. This year, as many as 54 lakh five thousand workers of more than 28 lakh families have been given work under MNREGA and employment of more than 100 days has also been provided to four lakh 75 thousand 374 families.