Fatehgarh Sahib, February 23, 2020: The main objective of the MGNREGA scheme is to raise the living standard of poor families by providing employment.
Under the Act, employment of 100 man-days in a year is provided to the adult family members of rural communities who are willing for manual labor.
The scheme not only playing a vital role for overall rural development but also helpful in providing employment to the poor and needy family member of rural communities.
Job cards have been issued to 48203 families under the scheme in district Fatehgarh sahib and by providing 100 days employment to 784 families during the year 2019-20, district Fatehgarh has become leading in the state.
Stating this Deputy Commissioner Amrit Kaur Gill said that there are 75015 registered workers under MGNREGA out of which 37614 are females. As such, the scheme is not only providing employment to the Gents but also improving the economic level of the families by providing employment to the females of the families too.
Deputy Commissioner said that during the current fiscal year Rs. 40 crore 19 lac 6 thousand has been spent on various rural development works. She said that in district Fatehgarh Sahib, employment of a total of 3 lac 19 thousand 977 man-days have been provided under the scheme out of which employment of 10 lac 8 thousand 133 man-days have been provided to the females.
Gill said that various development works such as Parks, Playgrounds, Cleaning of drains & chows, Canal works, Plantation, Preparing Nursery, Pavements, Soak Pits, Vermicompost pits, Manure, Digging of ponds and their cleaning and construction of Anganwari centers, etc. has been done under MGNREGA scheme.