Construction of water troughs, steps for animals to climb up added to the list
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) seems to be ‘maturing’ with every passing year as new works being enlisted under it conform to the realities at ground level. Some of the new works to be incorporated soon are conducive to the situation and needs of Adilabad.
The summer season is very harsh in this district, more so on the large animal population, and special works aimed at easing the difficulties of animals are always a welcome.
“Construction of water troughs for sheep and cattle and construction of steps for conveniencing animals to climb up the water bodies are two of the most important works which suit to local conditions to be started soon,” says Vinay Krishna Reddy, the Project Director of Adilabad District Water Management Agency (DWMA) which looks after implementation of the MGNREGS in the district.
“We will also construct cattle and sheep sheds under the MGNREGS this season. Resting space for animals to avoid the hot afternoon sun is in dire shortage here”, he adds as he talks about additional works to be allotted soon.
Mr. Reddy says executing such works has become possible after the government allowed inclusion of material component in the second phase works under the MGNREGS. The requirement will be to maintain a 60:40 ratio of labour-material component at village level, he points out.
“Among other works that have material component included are construction of individual toilets and formation of roads. These works will also remain as community assets for a long time”, he asserts.
Adilabad is among the top three districts in the State in terms of implementation of MGNREGS this instance.
The DWMA expects to employ two lakh workers every day during the peak of the season.
The demand-capture process in engaging workers has enabled maximum number of wage seekers to be employed on any given day since the works have started.
“Under this process, our field assistants receive on Saturday itself applications from wage seekers for work in the coming week”, Mr. Reddy explains.
Adilabad is among the top three districts in the State in terms of implementation of MGNREGS Works aimed at easing animal difficulties are welcome here
Adilabad is among the top three districts in the State in terms of implementation of MGNREGS
Works aimed at easing animal difficulties are welcome here