State’s overall development depends on ‘Rural Development’: Naba Doley

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The overall development of the state is possible only if the overall development of the village is possible.

In this case, the responsibility and importance of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department are immense so the MGNERAGA project should be implemented in a very planned and effective manner along with other projects to strengthen the state’s economic infrastructure”, the Minister for Panchayats and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley said this while addressing a review meeting held on Monday at Bangabhaban Auditorium in Silchar to review the progress of Cachar district rural development work.

He said that all the people who are unemployed in the present rural areas should be prepared for employment through MGNREGA and arrangements should be made to provide jobs to the aspirants by creating job awareness among the people. He directed that the steps taken by the department to collect information from the people who have already returned to their respective villages from different places have been completed and they should be engaged in MGNERAGA, PMAYG, and 14th Finance Commission as per their convenience.

He also directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Cachar jilla parishad and Deputy Commissioner Cachar to supervise the process in this regard. He also directed to take steps to ensure 50% participation of women in MGNERAGA work. He also directed to complete the projects already under MGNERAGA within the next one month.

He also directed to complete the bank account examination process of the beneficiaries in the coming days along with ensuring timely payment of wages. He warned that if the wages are not paid on time, the officers and employees will have to be pay from their salaries as compensation. In order to ensure payment of these wages within the next 15 days, the Minister directed to comply with the 65% and 60% ratio of natural resource management and agro-based projects in taking up the project so that there would be no difficulty in obtaining capital from Government of India for procurement of the materials.

The meeting also discussed in detail the work done by the department on other projects such as Prime Minister Housing Scheme, Grameen PMAYG, State Social Assistance Project, NSAP, Fourteenth Finance Commission, Panchayat’s own revenue collection system, Assam State Livelihood Campaign, AHRLM’s works were also reviewed.

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