Generate employment for rural poor under NREGS: CS tells officials


Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar wanted the officials to focus on wage component and labour intensive works over the next 30 days in view of the onset of monsoon in the state.

He was holding a meeting with the officials of Irrigation and Panchayat Raj to take up desiltation of canals and construction of feeder channels under NREGS at BRK Bhavan today. He instructed them to create maximum works for the local villagers under NREGS programme which would not only provide much-needed employment but also money in the hands of rural poor. 

He asked the officials to identify as many works which would be beneficial to the villagers and farmers of the state. All the desilting works in major, medium and minor projects, including check dams, can be taken up immediately, he said. Canal repairs and field channel works can also be taken up. 

He said the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has immense confidence in the irrigation department and hoped that they would live up to his expectations. A one-day video conference followed by a training session will be held shortly to sensitize the field level engineers about the works to be taken up in their respective areas.