Use NREGA Funds For Snow Clearance In Rural Areas : RTI Movement

Srinagar- Chairman RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat has appealed to authorities for undertaking snow clearance on internal village roads under MGNREGA.

He said that this will make sure all lanes and bylanes in far flung areas will get cleared of snow plus this will ensure employment guarantee to people at a time when there is no work available to people

"RTI Movement has been demanding to undertake Snow clearance work under MGNREGA for the last many years but the Govt isn't taking this seriously. Employment guarantee is the essence of MGNREGA but this doesn't get fulfilled in winter months in Kashmir. By utilizing JCBs and Tractors to clear snow in villages the village roads get damaged and only a handful of people get the benefits. By utilizing NREGA funds thousands of people can get work plus it will ensure clearance of all roads , lanes and bylanes in villages, " Dr Raja Muzaffar added.

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