RoundGlass Foundation provides job to 7,000 MGNREGA workers in Punjab since 2018 : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

RoundGlass Foundation provides job to 7,000 MGNREGA workers in Punjab since 2018

RoundGlass Foundation provides job to 7,000 MGNREGA workers in Punjab since 2018


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 2

RoundGlass Foundation has engaged more than 7,000 MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) workers in Punjab since 2018 through two of its on-ground programmes – Plant for Punjab and Waste Management.

About 70-75 per cent of these workers are women. Under the Plant for Punjab programme, the foundation has engaged about 5,500 workers and planted more than 11 lakh native trees, creating 857 mini forests in 1,025 villages since 2019

For each mini forest, the foundation generates employment opportunities under the government’s Van Mitr Scheme, by engaging one person to take care of 200 saplings.

Vishal Chowla, leader of the foundation, said, “By planting mini forests, the foundation is generating livelihood for the local communities as well as taking care of the environment.”

About 2,000 workers have been allocated to work on the foundation’s Waste Management programme since 2020. The programme promotes decentralised waste segregation for efficient waste management in rural settings.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#mahatma gandhi


Top News

Curtains on campaigning for 7th and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2024

Curtains on high-decibel campaigning for 7th and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2024

States going to polls in last phase include Punjab, Himachal...

Sexual abuse: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna returns to country, arrested by SIT at airport

Sexual abuse: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna returns to country, arrested by SIT at airport

A large number of policemen were deployed there to ensure th...

PM Modi begins ‘dhyan’ at Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial

PM Modi begins ‘dhyan’ at Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Ahead of his departure on June 1, Modi is likely to visit Th...

Mines explode after forest fire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch; blaze engulfs forests of Samba and Jammu

Mines explode after forest fire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch; blaze engulfs forests of Samba and Jammu

Locals allege some miscreants are triggering fire due to som...

Slew of fires keep forest staff on toes in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan and Kasauli

Slew of fires keep forest staff on toes in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan and Kasauli

Forest fire halts Kalka-Shimla train 15 km before its destin...


Cities

View All