Hyderabad, Feb.2 (Hydnow): Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao today claimed that Telangana is first in the country to provide employment to workers in rural areas.
Under the MGNREGA program the state is able to provide cent percent work for the poor to get financial assistance, the minister said.
The minister inaugurated a dairy and calendar of employees at Ministers quarters here. We are able to complete these works as per directions of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, he said.
However the Centre reduced the funds for the scheme, he charged. This time the Centre reduced funds in the budget to Rs 73000 cr from previous Rs 98000 cr for the same, Rao deplored.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister called upon the officials and staff of the departments to coordinate to give more work to the poor in the villages.
Our state is number one in giving full works to the labourers under rural employment guarantee scheme, Dayakar Rao claimed.
Out of 13.75 cr working days a year we have so far given 13.40 cr working days to the labourers he said. With this Telangana achieved total works target by completing 97.97 percent works so far, he said.
The minister asked the officials to give more work and make timely payments to the labourers in the state. We got permission for 2 cr working days this year he said and asked the officials to go ahead with the same. Out of 3498.40 cr worth works taken up we have paid Rs 2381 cr to the workers and labourers, the minister said.
Through the scheme we are offering work and payment to the workers as several works of the roads and others are completed as part of development, the minister said. (Hydnow)
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