Government has made a revolving fund of Rs. 100 crore: Captain Abhimanyu
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Haryana Finance Minister, Captain Abhimanyu said that Government has made a revolving fund of Rs. 100 crore to ensure timely payments to the workers of the state. As soon as the work gets completed, the payment would be deposited in the accounts of workers. He said the decision has been taken to remove any delay in payments to them.
Captain Abhimanyu disclosed this during his interaction with the media persons after the felicitation and awareness program of MNREGA Workers’ Association in grain market at Narnaund (Hisar).
He said that MNREGA scheme was started by the Central Government in 2005. He said that the workers of Haryana are being given Rs 281 per day which is highest in the country. The Finance Minister said that during the last around four years tenure of the present Government, more man-days have been created in Haryana under MNREGA.
Captain Abhimanyu said that in order to include the work of Irrigation Department in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), he had met Union Rural Development Minister, Mr Narendra Singh Tomar recently. The Union Minister has assured to take positive decisions in this direction and to enhance the wages of the workers. He said that this could be announced in the next budget session. He said that MNREGA workers have made Haryana as the number one state with their hard work.
Captain Abhimanyu presented watch, Tiffins and water bottles to the MNREGA workers and had food with them. Around eight thousand workers were expected on this event whereas the gathering crossed 15 thousand or so and the organizers had to install more sheds on the event venue.
The Finance Minister announced gifting of Milton Tiffin, water bottle and a wall clock to the women who came to attend the event for the upcoming festivals of Teej, Raksha Bandhan and Independence day. He said that these gifts would be given to every worker through ABPO or mate of MNREGA as per the list. He said that concrete roads would be constructed by MNREGA for Dhanis in the fields where there are no paved roads yet.
He said that modern equipments (in lieu of kassi etc) would be provided to these workers soon which would give more output with less efforts.
He urged the workers to adopt three habits including imparting good education and values to their children, maintaining cleanliness and clean and green environment. Four colleges and four ITIs have been provided in Narnaund which was earlier a backward area. He said that “ I am not asking votes from you but urging you to adopt these values and habits”.