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In a historic achievement J&K is well on target to complete around 2 lakh works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) this financial year.

In a recent meeting reviewed the performance of Rural Development Department & Panchayati Raj schemes implemented in the UT of J&K.

Besides the Administrative Secretary, RD&PR the meeting was attended by the Administrative Secretaries of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department; Jal Shakti; Forest; PWD; Labour& Employment; IT & Information; Revenue; Health; YS&S; Secretary in RDD; HoDs of Agriculture and Rural Development Departments.

The meeting was informed that as compared to previous years the Department has this year set a very high target of 2 lakh works for it and the Department is expecting to achieve it also. It was revealed that the in the current financial year so far the Department has generated more than 2.82 Cr person days of work for the inhabitants of the rural population.

It also came to fore during the meeting that during the past years the number of works completed used to be far less than what has been achieved this year so far. It was given out that during the year 2018-19 the number of works completed under MGNREGA were mere 26,352 and increased  substantially in the coming years. The number nearly doubled and reached to 54,311 works in the next year of 2019-20 thereby taking a leap reaching 67,278 in 2020-21, 84,705 in 2021-22 and this year the scheme already crossed 1,71,824 mark in the number of works completed taking a plunge of more than 200% so far, the meeting was informed .

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