Under the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) in Chhattisgarh, more than 100 days of employment has been provided to one lakh 21 thousand 740 families so far in the current financial year 2020-21. Chhattisgarh ranks sixth in the country in providing 100 days of employment to the maximum number of families. With the convergence of schemes of MNREGA as well as other departments under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, their livelihoods are being provided along with providing employment to rural laborers. Apart from direct employment through MNREGA, their sustainable means of income are being strengthened.
According to the information received from District Panchayat Janjgir, about 3 lakh 263 thousand laborers of 1 lakh 63 thousand 500 families have been given jobs in the district so far this year under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Under MGNREGA, more than 49 lakh man days have been created and wages worth Rs 91 crore 33 lakh have been paid. This year 3793 families have been given 100 days of employment in the district. 100 days of employment provided to 17 families holding forest rights. Construction of 720 concrete platforms has been approved in the Paddy Procurement Centers under MNREGA convergence, out of which 711 works have been completed. In the financial year 2020-21, 26 new panchayat building works have been sanctioned in the district, out of which 16 works have been completed and 10 works are in progress. In the financial year 2020-21, 602 works of pond deepening, 40 works of private dubri construction and 79 works of new pond construction are being approved in the district.