SRINAGAR, JUNE 14: Rural Development Department Kashmir has started 5219 MGNREGA works across the valley providing much needed jobs to rural people after easing of Covid- 19 Lockdown.
As per the RDD officials, 79878 households have been benefited with the execution of the MGNREGA works. The works taken up in each district of the valley for creating public assets generated 773342 person days, they added.
The execution of works was carried out by following all precautionary measures /SOPs prescribed by the government.
The department also produced 52.24 lakh reusable cotton masks out of which 47.01 lakh masks were provided to health officials, frontline workers and general public (priority/ non-priority beneficiaries) with main focus on Red Zone areas.
The Department utilized services of 656 Self Help Groups registered with NRLM and 11 Self Help Groups registered with Women Development Corporation for manufacturing the re-usable cotton masks and with other local tailors / boutiques.
Moreover, the Department of Rural Development also organised awareness campaigns to aware general public about precautionary measures to be taken to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Department distributed 22,536 pamphlets among the general public containing guidelines about Do’s and Don’ts for protections against COVID-19.
Director, Rural Development Department Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar along-with Superintending Engineer, REW Kashmir and other officers conducted visits to various Blocks to take stock of ongoing developmental works.