Chhattisgarh has ranked first within the nation by way of offering employment beneath MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act).

As per an official launch from the state authorities, within the present monetary yr 2020-21, employment of 16,06,84,000 man-days has been created up to now, in opposition to the goal of making 15 crore man-days of employment, as sanctioned by the central authorities.

The assertion stated that this yr, a brand new report of offering employment for the best variety of man-days beneath MGNREGA has been set within the state, including that greater than 107% of the given goal for offering employment beneath MGNREGA has been achieved this yr up to now, with greater than two weeks left for the completion of the monetary yr.

It additional said that West Bengal holds the second rank with 105%, Assam and Bihar collectively maintain the third rank with the achievement of 104-104% of the given goal and Odisha holds the fourth rank with 103% completion.

Within the present monetary yr, wages of over 2617 crores have been paid to MGNREGA employees from April 2020 to February 2021, the assertion additional knowledgeable.

The assertion additional stated that the Bilaspur district is on the forefront within the state by way of employment era in opposition to the given goal for the present monetary yr that’s greater than 131% of the given goal.

As per the assertion, the share of the goal achieved in different districts of Chhattisgarh is 125% in Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi, 119% in Kanker, 118% in Surguja, 117% in Janjgir-Champa, 115-115% in Durg and Jashpur, 110% in Raigarh, 109% in Balod, Dantewada and 108% in Koriya, 107-107% in Bemetara, Kondagaon and Raipur, 106% in Mahasamund, 105-105% in Balodabazar-Bhatapara and Korba, 104-104% in Kabirdham, Bijapur and Mungeli, 102% in Gariaband, Dhamtari and Sukma.

The assertion additional knowledgeable that the goal has been achieved 100% in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 98-98% in Rajnandgaon and Bastar, 96% in Surajpur and 95% in Narayanpur district.

The central authorities had sanctioned the goal of offering employment of 13.50 crore man-days within the finances of the yr 2020-21, the assertion stated.

It additionally knowledgeable that originally of the monetary yr, building works had been began on a big scale with the target to supply employment in rural areas and to strengthen the agricultural economic system throughout the lockdown, consequently, 66% of the goal was achieved within the first three months of the yr.

In view of this progress, the state authorities had requested the Centre to extend the given goal beneath MNREGA from 13.5 crore man-days to fifteen crore man-days within the present fiscal yr, stated the assertion.

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