National Award to Madhya Pradesh for excellent MNREGA works

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Bhopal,
Madhya Pradesh will be conferred National Award for excellent MNREGA works in New Delhi on February 2, 2015. The award will be received by Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava. Representatives of 100-day MNREGA employment will also participate in the function.

Madhya Pradesh will be conferred award for excellent works done for making available permanent livelihoods opportunities in rural areas through convergence of MNREGA with other programmes and construction of permanent assets. Madhya Pradesh tops the country with construction of 74 percent permanent assets. Representatives of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Rajasthan and other states have also visited Madhya Pradesh to see the MNREGA convergence works in Madhya Pradesh. Additional Chief Secretary Smt. Aruna Sharma had given a presentation before Central officers in December on implementation of various rural development schemes through MNREGA convergence. Experts of National Rural Development Institute have also inspected works done with MNREGA convergence in the state.

Permanent constructions made during year 2013-14 included 16077 cement-concrete roads, 16339 Kapil Dhara wells, 55 Gram Panchayat & 41 Anganwadi buildings, 12946 animal husbandry/ goatary/ poultry shades, 1666 gravel road under Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana, 59519 toilets, 5196 sports grounds, 786 crematoriums, 126909 soil conservation and augmentation works under Mera Khet-Meri Mati Yojana, plantation of fruit-bearing trees in 1304 hectares under Nandan Falodyan, sericulture production under Covered Sericulture Scheme in 617 hectares and Covered Kar Vanya Sub-pan 1998 hectares. At present, 4 lakh 40 thousand 194 construction works are in progress.

The state has 1.02 crore MNREGA job card holders. Since launch of the scheme, employment worth 179.11 crore mandays has been provided. Of this, 77.36 crore mandays worth of employment has been provided to women.

Electronic fund management scheme has been implemented in the state from April 1, 2013. Through this system, labourers are getting payments timely apart from employment on demand. Apart from labourers, direct payments are also being made in vendors’ bank accounts. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to implement this system. Till date, over 30 lakh e-musters have been released in the state. Through this system, payment of Rs. 5617 has been made through 4 crore 71 lakh transactions.

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