Raipur: Chhattisgarh has ranked first in the country for providing 100 days employment to forest rights lease holder families under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the current financial year 2021-22 in.
In the first two months of the financial year, April and May only, 1681 families of forest rights lease holders have been given 100 days of employment. At the national level, the share of Chhattisgarh alone is more than 44 per cent in the total households with 100 days of employment. Due to the excellent work done under MNREGA in the last April and May, Chhattisgarh ranks fourth in the country in terms of providing employment to the most disabled, sixth in providing 100 days of employment to most families and seventh in completion of work against the target.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister TS Singh Deo has lauded the work of departmental officers, state MNREGA team and Panchayat representatives for doing a good job since the beginning of the year in providing employment to the villagers through MNREGA. He expressed hope that the state would be included among the top states of the country in the implementation of MGNREGA this year also.
3.38 crore man-days of employment have been created in the state in the first two months of the current financial year. This is more than 25 percent of the target set by the Government of India for the state for a year, 13.50 crore man-days. The state is ranked seventh at the national level in terms of completion of work against the target. In the last two months, 27.13 lakh workers of 15.61 lakh families have been provided employment under MNREGA. These include 18, 132 people with disabilities.
Chhattisgarh ranks fourth in the country in terms of providing employment to the maximum number of differently abled people this year. In the first two months of the financial year 2021-22, 2969 families of the state have got 100 days of employment. Chhattisgarh ranks sixth in the country in this regard. A total of Rs 355.26 crore wages have been paid to MGNREGA workers in the state in the months of April and May this year.