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Jun 04, 2020
5:10PM

Assam govt issues 19,000 new job cards under MGNREGA

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Assam government has issued 19,000 new job cards under MGNREGA. Talking to AIR News, Principal Secretary in the Panchayat and Rural Development department JB Ekka said, 50 lakh man-days of employment are being provided during the lock down period.

Rs. 100 crore have been paid to the workers under MGNREGA.

Mr. Ekka further said that 97 percent of payment has been made by panchayats within 15-day period.

He said that skill mapping of the labourers who have returned to Assam from various states is being done which would help various departments in the coming days.

Appreciating the vital role being played by Women self-help groups under Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Mr. Ekka said that 60 lakh face masks have been prepared by them so far.

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