Congress Member of Parliament Santosh Chowdhary on Thursday asked the district authorities to use funds received under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme for works relating to public welfare only.
"The authorities should ensure proper utilisation of funds received from the central government and avoid misappropriation of funds by all means," she said while addressing a meeting of district authorities as chairperson of district vigilance and monitoring committee for central funds.
"There are many public welfare works, like cleaning of village ponds, removal of cannabis plants from roadsides and strengthening pillars of small bridges. These can provide great relief to villagers as the conditions would improve," she added.
Kapurthala deputy commissioner Alaknanda Dayal said on this occasion that 14,829 job cards were issued under MGNREGA scheme in the district. Since its inception, nearly 7,000 families had been given employment.
Besides MGNREGA, she also reviewed other Centre-sponsored schemes like supplementary nutrition scheme, kishori shakti scheme, Indira Gandhi old age pension scheme, Indira awas yojna and swarn jayanti village self-employment scheme.
Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema and Zila Parishad chairman Sucha Singh Chouhan were also present on the occasion.