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SHGs to implement employment scheme

The STATE Government has decided to utilize the services of self-help groups (SHGs) in villages as implementing agencies for the Madhya Pradesh Grameen Rozgar Guarantee Yojna.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 14:41 IST

The STATE Government has decided to utilize the services of self-help groups (SHGs) in villages as implementing agencies for the Madhya Pradesh Grameen Rozgar Guarantee Yojna.

Minister for PR, Rural Development & Rural Industries, Narendra Singh Tomar said the government had issued directives to all district collectors and chief executives of District Janpad Panchayats in this regard. He said the SHGs had emerged as a big force in villages and the state government had decided to utilize it towards employment generation purpose.

The minister said that while the SHGs would act as implementing agencies, the village panchayats would approve the works to be undertaken and at least 50 per cent of the job would be done through the panchayats.

The state government had also decided to assign at least one job to each SHG and even more than one job could be possible, if the SHG agrees to undertake the same.

The minister said the government would see that the work of plantation by road and canal sides be done through SHGs, as these working groups are capable of proper maintenance of system.

The collector would be responsible to get these jobs done through SHGs. Tomar also said that before allotting jobs to SHGs, the government would ensure the capability of the groups.