BY KICK STAFF
Srinagar – July 15: The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday ordered the release of Rs 262 crore under MGNREGA for all districts of the state.
According to an official handout, the order was passed by Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan.
He said the amount would be utilized for clearing the pending liabilities and boost the rural economy particularly the livelihood of rural households.
The amount, he said will ensure that the labour demand is met and a special boost is enthused to the rural infrastructure with creation of durable assets and generation of employment avenues in the rural areas.
Khan also finalized the convergence module of the department, wherein, the stress will be laid on creation of such assets in each block which are specific to the socio-economic needs of the area and will act as revenue source to the Panchayat Institutions.
The Minster also approved the convergence of Rs 200 crores under MGNREGA with line departments. The convergence plan stands deliberated upon by the State Level Executive Committee on Convergence under MGNREGA.
The funds will result in filling gap of the requirements of other departments which not only will usher an era of infrastructure and asset development but also will put the State on the rails of development.