Chief minister Kiran Reddy urged Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh to widen the scope of MGNREGS by including certain works that would help the rural population.
Some of these works include unskilled labour charges in housing activities under the rural housing programme, clearing of debris and cleaning of village drains under village sanitation programme, vegetable cultivation and sericulture programmes in SC/ST land and unskilled wages in construction of Biogas plants and providing 150 days wage employment to vulnerable sections of the population.
The chief minister made this submission during the Union minister’s visit to Hyderabad on Saturday. “Comprehensive development of land for poor, including land inventory of SC and STs, formation of labour groups and preparation of work employment plan and all wage payments to be made through biometric authentications are some of the other features,” he said. TOI