Under 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. In the state, a large number of work is being given to the forest rights lessee families under MNREGA. So far this year, more than 100 days of employment has been provided to 19 thousand 799 such families. In this case, Chhattisgarh is second in the country after Odisha. Chhattisgarh alone accounts for more than 23 per cent of the total forest rights leasehold families in the country who have secured 100 days of employment under MGNREGA.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev had directed to start MNREGA work on a large scale to keep the rural economy in motion during the nationwide lock-down implemented due to Kovid-19. Due to this, people in villages and forest areas continued to get work and the rural economy continued to run smoothly. In the first seven-eight months of the current financial year, MNREGA workers got more than 100 days of employment and got a huge financial support. During this time, all precautions were taken along with measures to avoid corona infection at workplaces.
Kabirdham district is at the forefront of providing more than 100 days of employment to MNREGA workers in the state. So far this year, 8971 families have been provided more than 100 days of work. 7780 in Rajnandgaon, 7088 in Bilaspur, 5802 in Dhamtari, 5506 in Raipur, 5348 in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 5142 in Mungeli, 5012 in Sukma, 4918 in Jashpur, 4754 in Surajpur, 4729 in Korea, 4345 in Bastar, 4172 in Raigad, 4168 families in Mahasamund and 4158 families in Balrampur-Ramanujganj have worked more than 100 days under the scheme. This year 3917 in Gariaband district, 3805 in Kondagaon, 3791 in Bijapur, 3697 in Kanker, 3621 in Dantewada, 3492 in Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi, 3268 in Janjgir-Champa, 3026 in Korba, 3000 in Balod, 2449 in Bemetara, More than 100 days of employment has been provided to 2260 families in Surguja, 2181 in Durg and 1340 families in Narayanpur.
Under the MNREGA, a large number of forest rights holders are also being given work. More than 100 days of employment has been provided to 19 thousand 799 such families in the state. 2286 in Kondagaon district, 1417 in Bastar, 1371 in Sukma, 1359 in Dhamtari, 1308 in Dantewada, 1176 in Korba, 1026 in Surajpur, 1008 in Bijapur, 959 in Rajnandgaon, 931 in Gariaband, 912 in Kanker, Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi And 878-878 in Kabirdham, 822 in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 705 in Korea, 569 in Jashpur, 558 in Surguja, 400 in Narayanpur, 327 in Bilaspur, 237 in Raigad, 222 in Mungeli, 207 in Mahasamund, 123 in Balod and Balodabazar. In Bhatapara, 105 forest rights leasehold families have been given more than 100 days of employment.