Tamil Nadu

Nagapattinam, Villupuram to receive MGREGS awards

Nagapattinam and Villupuram districts will receive the national award for best performance under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

The award is being given for the year 2008-2009. In total, 24 districts in 15 States will receive the award, of which 9 States will get the award for two districts each.

For 2007-2008, Dindigul, Sivaganga and Cuddalore were chosen. After the launch of the scheme in February 2006, it was extended to the entire State in three phases. So far, a sum of Rs. 2,939.19 crore has been disbursed as wages in the State.

At a function in New Delhi on Tuesday, M. Jayaraman and R. Palaniswamy, District Collectors of Nagapattinam and Villupuram, would receive the award.

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