Odisha beats national average in rural employment

  • A lead performer in many developmental interventions, the State is now ahead of national average in several indicators of MGNREGS.
  • Residents of 20 vulnerable blocks in four Odisha districts will be allowed employment for 200 days in a year under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), as part of a special Rs 500 crore package announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • Odisha is ahead of national average in indicators like project completion, geo-tagging, timely payment of wages, individual beneficiary based projects, e-payment and employment generation.
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