Chhattisgarh villagers benefit from rural employment scheme

May 5th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI  

By Narender Parmar

Rave Village (Chhattisgarh), May 5 (ANI): State authorities in Chhattisgarh are undertaking a road-building project leading to Rave village in Durg region, which has created ample employment opportunities for villagers here.

The Central Government’s National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREGS) Act has ensured 100 day of employment for people in rural areas within a calendar year.

Villagers in Chhattisgarh are delighted to have benefited immensely from this scheme for the unemployed in villages.

Appreciating the road construction project and its benefit for all, village women here say that the NREG scheme has ensured them employment while giving them monetary satisfaction to support their families.

“All of us will benefit out of this scheme, vehicles and cars will be able to move on the roads when the roads are built. As far as I’m concerned I will be able to earn my own bread and butter,” said Urmilla Bai, a resident of Rave village, Durg.

Endorsing such views from the poor and yet giving them ample scope in life to earn a good lump some money was Arun Sahu, deputy village headman, Rave Village.

“Presently, under NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act), weare making a road from Rave village to dried up river bed. The work is in itsfourth phase. We have got a sanction of Rs. 450,000 and a total number of 119 villagers are working under it,” said Arun Sahu, deputy village head of Rave village, Durg.

NREGA Act provides livelihood security of the rural folk by providing themat least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. (ANI)

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