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Hamirpur spent Rs 46 crores under MNREGA in 2020-21: DC

Hamirpur (HP): The district of Hamirpur spent a sum of Rs 46 crores under MNREGA during the fiscal year 2020-21, which was Rs 15 crore more than the fiscal year 2019-20.

This information was shared by Deputy Commissioner, Debasweta Banik while reviewing a meeting of the Departments of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and planning on Friday evening.

Deputy Commissioner informed that the highest amount has been spent under MNREGA in the last financial year to give impetus to the development of rural areas of the district and to provide employment to the people near their homes.

She directed all the Block development officers to complete all development works pending under MNREGA by 30 April, so that the ranking of the district can be further improved in this scheme.

She said that the development works of other departments in rural areas could also be done under MNREGA Convergence.

For this, BDO and Panchayat people’s representatives should coordinate with the officials of the concerned departments.

The Deputy Commissioner said that during the year 2020-21, development works worth Rs.

585,00,000 have been completed in the district under MNREGA convergence.

While reviewing the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the Deputy Commissioner said that four places have already been identified for setting up a garbage plant in the district for solid and liquid waste management.

The concerned BDOs should get the work started at these places as soon as possible. A total of Rs 269,00,000 have been sanctioned for these proposed waste plants, the Deputy Commissioner added.

Banik said that funds sanctioned under Swachh Bharat Mission should be spent at the earliest as only after this amount was spent, the district Hamirpur would get the incentive from the central government.

The Deputy Commissioner said that under the Chief Minister Housing Scheme, funds have been released for construction of houses for 71 poor families of the district during the last financial year, out of which 39 houses have been completed. Similar, the budget has also been given to repair 88 houses.

In the meeting, ADM Jitendra Sanjata also made important suggestions regarding various schemes, while Project Officer KDS Kanwar presented the details of these schemes.

The Deputy Commissioner also directed the Gram panchayats to spend the money sanctioned to the tune of Rs 104 crores to them under the 14th Finance Commission.

She said that out of this, an amount of about Rs 90 crores has been spent so far.

The Deputy Commissioner also directed the officials to expedite all matters related to audit

paras of panchayats, get recovery of amount from erring panchayat office bearers and redressal of their grievances.

She said that the proposals for the construction of panchayat houses and community buildings of new panchayats should also be sent soon so that budget could be provisioned for these buildings.

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