Staff Reporter, Bhopal In Madhya Pradesh, rural development schemes including MNREGA, Indira Aawas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Bundelkhand Package and pension schemes under social justice are being implemented effectively.
Union Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain Adtiya reviewed progress of schemes at the office of Development Commissioner here today. Additional Chief Secretary Smt. Aruna Sharma was also present on the occasion. Shri Pradeep Jain said that Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is an ambitious scheme of the Union Government.
Every state should ensure that benefit of the scheme is provided to the last person in the last row in villages. He also laid emphasis on strengthening effective monitoring of the scheme. Smt. Aruna Sharma informed that a scheme has been chalked out to impart training to 2 lakh persons linked with MNREGA to ensure its more effective implementation. She informed that the State Government has demanded Rs. 950 crore for implementation of MNREGA this year. Till December 2012, Rs. 2,798 crore has been spent on the scheme and 1,210 lakh mandays worth employment has been generated. Out of this, 232.24 lakh mandays were generated for scheduled castes, 345.07 lakh for scheduled tribes and 514.33 lakh for women.
It was informed that Chief Vigilance Officer has been appointed and Quality Control Units and Special Working Group have been constituted for social audit. MNREGA Commissioner Dr. Ravindra Pastor informed that 58 percent assets have been created through MNREGA in rural areas, which is highest in the country. It was informed that MNREGA software needs to be improved by the Union Government. Discussions have been held with higher officers in this regard. Changes have been made in the software 7 times since its launch. As a result, problems are cropping up in M.I.S. entries in it.
MNREGA Commissioner informed that only 108 complaints of Union Government-level are to be disposed of. Of these, 26 complaints have been received recently. Remaining 82 complaints date back to three months ago, report about which has been sent to the Union Government. He informed that apart from this, investigation into 125 complaints has been completed and information sent to the Union Government, which is to take decision on them.
It was informed that 2 lakh 65 wells have been constructed under Kapil Dhara Yojana at a cost of about 3000 crore. The scheme has increased incomes of 2 lakh 30 thousand families and additional irrigation capacity has been created for 3.50 lakh hectare. It was informed at the meeting that construction of 1232 roads has been completed under the Bundelkhand Package till January 2013. Sanction to 4675 kilometer long roads is to be received from the Union Government. Progress of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan was also reviewed at the meeting. Secretary Rural Development Shri Rajesh Rajaura and departmental officers were present at the meeting.