Odisha CM grants Rs 352 cr Covid-19 help for MGNREGA employees

As a part of the Odisha authorities’s particular COVID-19 package deal of Rs 1,690 crore for the poor, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday disbursed Rs 352 crore to 32 lakh employees engaged beneath the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) within the state from April to June.

Every employee was given an additional quantity of Rs 50 per day alongside along with his or her wages, given beneath the MGNREGA, on account of which an extra quantity of as much as Rs 4,500 for 3 months was paid.

Addressing the perform via video conferencing Patnaik mentioned, “There’s all the time a particular place in my coronary heart for the poor and dealing for his or her welfare provides me satisfaction, I hope this monetary help will assist the employees.”

Chief Minister directed the district administration to create extra man-days on the district stage and supply employment for the poor.

“Over the last one yr, the poorest of the poor have misplaced their livelihoods because of the lockdown, due to this fact state authorities had introduced a particular COVID help of Rs 1690 crore for farmers, labourers, dairy farmers road venders and different poor individuals of the state considering their livelihood.”

Underneath MGNREGS state authorities has created 20 crore man-days final yr and State Authorities had set the goal to extend it to 25 crore by the tip of the yr, whereas this yr it has created 7 crore man-days until now.

(Solely the headline and film of this report could have been reworked by the Enterprise Customary employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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