Centre releases Rs 316 crore for MANERGA


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Shimla : Rs 316.80 crore has been released by Government of India to Himachal Pradesh as central assistance towards the material and admin contingency for implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA for the year 2022-23.

Expressing his gratitude to the Central Government the state animal husbundry and fisheries minister Virender Kanwar said this assistance would speed up the works of MNREGA besides settling the pending liabilities.

Kanwar said during the Corona pandemic, MGNREGA proved a boon for the rural economy and employment to thousands of people has also been provided.

He said 336.10 lakh man days have been achieved against target of 330 lakh man days last year by spending Rs. 988.95 crore under MGNREGA. Similarly, in the year 2021-22, against the target of 343 lakh mandays, 370.87 lakh mandays were achieved by spending an amount of Rs. 1091.31 crore.

Employment was provided to 6.36 lakh families in the year 2020-21 and to 7.07 lakh families in the year 2021-22 under MNREGA. 75,814 works were completed under MGNREGA in the year 2020-21 and 80,957 works have been completed in the year 2021-22.