The Madhya Pradesh government’s rural development department has claimed that employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has successfully checked the trend of migration of populations, in search of work, in the tribal areas of the state.
Concrete arrangements have been made in the state to provide employment-oriented work to tribal rural job card holder labourers according to their demand in and around their own villages.
About 50,000 such labourer families were provided employment depending upon their demand in Dhar district recently with the help of the district administration.
Most of the work under the MGNREGS is being carried out in the tribal dominant areas of MP.
There are 7.78 lakh job card holder labourers in tribal- dominant areas. During the current fiscal, employment worth Rs 22.74 lakh man days was provided.
The electronic fund management system ( e- FMS) arrangement implemented in the MGNREGS in the state has hastened employmentoriented work. Labourers are getting payments quickly through this system and this has further increased the inclination of tribal labourers towards MGNREGS jobs.
This has put an effective check on tribal labourers’ migration. The MGNREGS work is also being monitored online.
Under the MGNREGS, a target has been set to provide work of plantation, construction of internal CC roads under Panch Parmeshwar Yojana, construction of toilets under Maryada Abhiyan, new panchayat buildings under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, boulder check, gabian structures, contour trenches, boulder bunds and other work according to the requirement under provisions of the scheme during the rainy season.