MGNREGA workers to build schools in villages

MGNREGA workers to build schools in villages

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Faridkot, August 9

To construct and renovate government schools in rural areas, the School Education Department has decided to involve the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers.

The department has decided to nominate one principal in every block to supervise the work along with officials of the Rural Development Department, which has given its final nod.

In a letter to the District Education Officers (DEOs), the department had asked schools to take help of MGNREGA workers for the construction, repair and maintenance of school compound walls, plantation, development of parks, playgrounds, multi-unit toilets and construction of kitchen sheds.

The department has asked the school authorities to involve panchayats as well to make the programme a success. Sources said work funded under the MGNREGA would be performed by manual labour instead of machines and no contractors would be involved at any stage. — TNS

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