MGNREGA labourers, including 150 women, in Bharatpur district are working under scorching heat without any worksite facilities guaranteed under the scheme.
When Hindustan Times visited a work site in Tuhiya gram panchayat, 6 km from the city, labourers alleged that they were working under 45
degrees Celsius without drinking water, first-aid kit and shade for rest.
Lata, a labourer, said no facilities were made available to them despite the district administration issuing an order to this effect.
Lala Ram Googarwal, chief executive officer of Bharatpur Jila Parishad, said: “We will set up a team to review and action will be taken against those responsible for negligence.”
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) aims to provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do.
Under the scheme, the facilities of safe drinking water, shade for children and periods of rest, first-aid box with adequate material for emergency treatment for minor injuries and other health hazards connected with the work being performed shall be provided at the work site.