Jammu, Dec 19: The
Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, J&K HAS bagged four
different awards at national level for irrigation works at Gram Panchayat
levels and overall effective implementation of MGNREGA scheme at Block levels.
award ceremony held today at New Delhi in which participants from across the
country represented their respective states and UTs was chaired by Union
Minister for Rural Development, Narendra Singh Tomar.
The Award was
received by Additional Secretary to Government, Department of Rural Development
& Panchayati Raj, J&K, Rakesh K Badyal on behalf of RD&PR
The award was
given under four different categories, viz. Best Performing Gram Panchayat for
construction of structures augmenting irrigation, Best Performing Gram
Panchayat for construction of structures augmenting water harvesting under
MGNREGA, GIS Asset supervisor implementation of Geo-MGNREGA initiative and
MGNREGA Spatial Enumerator implementation of Geo-MGNREGA initiative in
recognition of the exemplary performances at National level in Geo-tagging of the assets under MGNREGA
across J&K and outstanding performance in augmenting irrigation under
MGNREGS in various Gram Panchayats.
Kulgam and Samba districts were facilitated
for Jal Sangrah works providing under the category of “Best Performing Gram
Panchayats for construction of structures augmenting irrigation under MGNREGS”,
and “Best Performing Gram Panchayat for construction of structures
augmenting water harvesting structures under MGNREGS” respectively.
Kahtra of district Doda and Block Mandi of district Poonch were conferred the
prestigious award for effective implementation of MGNREGA scheme in the said
blocks for GIS Asset supervisor implementation of Geo-MGNREGA initiative and
Block Mandi, District Poonch was facilitated in recognition of MGNREGA Spatial
Enumerator implementation of Geo-MGNREGA initiative.
Centrally-sponsored scheme, MGNREGA, supports more than 2.76 lakh rural
households in J&K as of 19th Dec 2019 and caters up to 15.20 lakh
registered workers in the State. Out of the total, there are at least 680049
women workers and 110925 Schedule Caste workers. While the scheme has generated
as many as 98.00 lakh Person Days (PDs) in J&K as of 19th Dec 2019, it has
simultaneously created as many as 4.16 lakh durable assets in the UT with more
than 3.64 lakh assets being geo-tagged under Phase-I during the same period.
espoused far-reaching reforms and initiatives to maximise transparency and accountability
in the implementation of the demand-driven scheme such as inauguration of e-FMS
for disbursal of payments directly to the beneficiaries account in real-time,
Geo-tagging of assets for avoiding duplication of works, engagement of
Ombudsmen to redress grievances related to MGNREGA works at district levels and
Good Governance initiatives viz. CIB, 7 registers, New Job Card, Case Records.