Odisha Government is planning to generate 20 crore man-days under MGNREGS to provide livelihood for more than 5 lakh migrant workers who have recently returned from different state . To achieve this target, the State Govt. will order digging of more than 1.3 lakh ponds. #LifeAndLivelihood . Special package of Rs 200cr covering 25 lakh farmers to boost agricultural and horticultural activities planned .
“In the agriculture sector, credit to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore will be disbursed to the farmers through cooperative institutions during Kharif season compared to Rs 7,500 crore disbursed last year. So far by the end of May, we have provided credit to the tune of Rs 2,649 crore compared to Rs 1218 crore last year, a 117 per cent increase,” Garg said.
To generate man days for workers the government also plans to expedite the socio-economic transformation of Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal, with an upliftment scheme. “Under this scheme, different livelihood activities, empowerment of self-help groups, road connectivity, development of power distribution infrastructure and construction of bridges will be taken up,” the official added. src – ztelegraphy