Returning home to migrant workers during the Corona epidemic was nothing short of a daunting challenge, at the time also posing an employment crisis for workers. The Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme became the support of the workers in this difficult time. It is noteworthy that according to the report of the month of September, the state has got first place in providing 100 days of employment to the maximum workers in Korea district.
At present, there are one lakh 12 thousand 631 registered labor families in Korea district who have been issued the job card. 2 lakh 25 thousand 10 workers are registered as female and male unskilled laborers. During the lockdown, a total of 6 thousand 932 families in the district have been added under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA on the basis of their need and demand within three months. In these issued job cards, 15 thousand 731 workers have been added. During the three months of the lockdown, 80 thousand 833 families demanded work under MGNREGA, demanding work.
Giving information about the job cards and the employment opportunities provided to the workers who came back to their homes under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, CEO Zilla Panchayat Tulika Prajapati informed that all the returned workers on the instructions of Collector Shri SN Rathore On completing the quarantine time, a free job card was provided on the way home. Also, unskilled labor was also provided by them on demand of work. During the crisis period, 3067 laborers were given job cards and unskilled labor opportunities in Panchayats under Baikunthpur district panchayat, headquarter of Koriya district from March to now. In this way, 1175 in Manendragarh district, 948 in Kharagwa, 1033 families under Bharatpur district panchayat and 709 labor families of Sonhat district panchayat have been provided employment opportunities in their own villages by giving job cards of MNREGA.