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Rs 35 crore for Barnala’s development

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Barnala, August 9

To help around 3,000 labourers in the Barnala district in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the administration has decided to commence development works amouting to Rs 35 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The authorities would rope in the MGNREGA workers in construction of water bodies in 15 villages on Seechewal and Thapal model. Apart from it, work on rooftop water harvesting has been going on in 10 villages and construction of 54 houses for the needy is being done under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen). Arun Kumar Jindal, ADC (Development), Barnala, said, "At present, 3,000 labourers are working on various projects." — TNS

from The Tribune

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