Haryana govt to launch NREGS in 16 districts

Written by Agencies | Chandigarh, March 31: | Updated: Mar 31 2008, 20:22pm hrs
The Haryana Government has decided to launch the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the remaining 16 districts of the state to provide livelihood to the people living in rural areas, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dharambir Singh said in Chandigarh on Monday.

Special District Level Programmes will be organised from tomorrow for the launch, Singh, who is attached with the Haryanas Rural Development Department, said.

While the scheme will be launched by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Karnal, Raghuvir Singh Kadian, Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, will launch it in Jhajjar and other ministers in the remaining districts.

The scheme, aimed at enhancing security of livelihood in rural areas by providing guaranteed wage employment of atleast 100 days in a financial year to every household, was initially implemented in the districts of Mahendergarh and Sirsa with effect from February 2, 2006 and later extended to Ambala and Mewat from April 1, 2007.

It is being funded by the Central Government to the tune of 90 per cent and the state Governments share is 10 per cent.