Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend employment restrict beneath the MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days which might profit 70 lakh households in rural areas of the state hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He mentioned the Centre has began the ”Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan” to supply employment on the native degree to migrant labourers who’ve returned residence throughout the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Rajasthan additionally has a lot of migrant labourers returned residence throughout the lockdown, Mr Gehlot mentioned.
“To offer employment to those migrant labourers, the Centre is requested to extend the employment restrict offered beneath the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) per household from 100 days to 200 days. Seventy lakh rural households of the state will get the good thing about creating an extra 100 man-days,” the chief minister mentioned within the letter.
The Rajasthan authorities has issued job playing cards beneath MGNREGA to the migrant labourers who returned residence throughout the lockdown. Greater than 50 lakh staff are presently employed beneath the scheme within the state and most of those rural households can be eligible for 100 days of employment within the coming month, the chief minister mentioned in an announcement.
He requested that all the quantity, together with state’s share, be borne by the Centre so as to implement the ”Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan Abhiyan” on the bottom.
Within the letter, Mr Gehlot additionally sought allocation of 5 kg of wheat per individual and one kg of gram per household for 3 months to three.57 lakh helpless households of the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an employment scheme — ”Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan” — with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for migrant staff who returned to their residence states throughout the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The ”Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan” can be applied on a mission mode in 125 days in 116 districts of six states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha — that acquired the utmost numbers of migrant staff again.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot additionally participated within the inauguration programme via video convention.
Twenty-two districts of Rajasthan, Pali, Udaipur, Jalore, Sirohi, Dungarpur, Banswara, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Jodhpur, Barmer, Bikaner, Nagaur, Sikar, Alwar, Karauli, Bharatpur, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Churu and Jaipur have been included within the scheme.