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Govt claims creating 2206 lakh man-days under MGNREGS




 State government today claimed creating nearly 2206 man-days by spending as much as Rs 5266.58 crore.

Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Supply Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy told a press conference that the Department also provided Pucca houses to nearly 11.52 lakh households.

The Minister while briefing newsmen about the achievements of the BJD government in the past three years of its fourth term said the department has undertaken a host of measures, including completing 2147 AWCs and renovating 17,948 traditional water bodies across the State during  the past three years.

He said his department constructed 3641 check dams, 30,363 ponds under the Mo Pokhari scheme, developed 474 play grounds and planted trees along side 10425 kilometer roads in State.

It has geo-tagged 4,02, 294 assets since September last year, the Minister claimed.

Maharathy said the Department has declared as many as 22.54 lakh households with kutcha houses of two or less rooms as eligible to avail a Pucca house adding as many as 9.5 lkh households living in one or less kutcha room will be provided pucca houses within the next two years.

The Government has also provided Rs 41.35 crore incentive to 30,899 beneficiaries for early completion of houses, the Minister added.

In a bid to address the dearth of skilled manpower as many as 33, 485 semi skilled labourers have been trained as masons at a cost of Rs 23.24 crore, The Panchayati Raj Minister claimed.

He said the State government has spent Rs 1508.91 crore  under the Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana (GGY) scheme.

“As many as 65, 394 projects have been completed under the scheme,” Maharathy added.    

The Minister said under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) as many as 1,58,725 self help groups (SHG) by mobilizing 18.47 lakh households in 1838 Gram Panchayats Federations.

“A total 2.59 lakh households have been reached through various livelihood intervention in State,” the Minister added.

He said nearly 1.61 lakh women SHGs have been credit linked with an amount of Rs 2.108 crore.

Maharathy claimed ORMAS which is implementing the Deendayal Grameen Koushalya Yojana has trained 56,733 rural youth and placed 42,781 from among them in organized sectors.

Odisha has been awarded as the ‘Best state Rural Skill Development’ by Europe India Foundation for Excellence, Maharathy said.

He added that the State government has received Rs 2323 crore during the 2015-16 and Rs 2988 crore during 2016-17 fiscals under the present Finance Commission  recommendations.

He claimed that under the rural drinking water schemes  38,445 habitations from among the 1.56 lakh have been provided with pipe water supply.

As many as 4913 water quality affected habitations from among 6,720 in State have been provided potable water, Maharathy added.

The Minister also spoke about awareness programmes undertaken by his department such as the Weekly Odisha Panchayat Samachar and Information Education and Communication programmes.

 






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