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Good News! Railways to Generate 8 lac Man-days of Employment Opportunity in Next 125 Days; Know Details

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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The Indian Railways has recently announced that it’s going to spend Rs 1800 Crores to generate 8 lac man-days of employment opportunity for migrants and others in infrastructure projects in the next 125 days till 31st October 2020. This announcement came out after the ministry of Railways reviewed the progress of ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ announced by PM Modi to implement in 116 districts of 6 states. Moreover, the ministry also decides that Indian Railway will appoint Nodal Officers in all the 116 districts and at the State level.

As per reports, this Abhiyaan of 125 days which will be in mission mode, will involve focused implementation of various categories of works/ activities in 116 districts, each with a large concentration of returnee migrant workers in 6 states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Ministry of Railways today i.e. 24th June 2020 reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan with Zonal Railways and Railway PSUs through video conference meeting. 

Inaugurated by Hon'ble PM on 20th June, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan is in operation in 116 identified districts of six states i.e., Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa & Jharkhand. 

While joining the video conference meeting with General Managers (GMs) and Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) and Managing Directors (MDs) of PSUs, Chairman of Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav has directed Railway administration at Zonal level to act proactively to ensure migrants’ are engaged in projects and paid accordingly. 

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Indian Railways to Employ thousands of Migrant Workers under Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

As per reports, Zonal railways have been instructed to expedite the execution of all ongoing infrastructure works in these identified districts. Around 160 works infrastructure works have been identified which are to be expedited. These would engage thousands of workers and roughly generate 8 lakh man-days of employment by the end of October 2020. Approx. Rs 1800 crore would be spent in these districts. 

Railway has also identified no. of railway works which can be executed through MGNREGS. The works are related to (i) construction and maintenance of approach roads for level crossings, (ii) development & cleaning of silted waterways, trenches and drains along the track, (iii) construction and maintenance of approach road to railway stations, (iv) repair and widening of existing railway embankments/cuttings, (v) plantation of trees at extreme boundary of railway land and (vi) protection works of existing embankments/ cuttings/bridges. 

Rs 50,000 Crores would be spent on building durable rural infrastructure 

The Prime Minister announced that an amount of Rs 50,000 Crores would be spent for building durable rural infrastructure under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan. 

The Abhiyaan will be a convergent effort between 12 different Ministries/Departments, namely; Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture, to expedite implementation of 25 public infrastructure works and works relating to augmentation of livelihood opportunities. 

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