To accelerate the pace of rural development activities and to educate gram panchayat pradhans and up-pradhans about the centrally sponsored MNREGA scheme and solve their problems and misconceptions about it, the Kangra district administration has organised its fourth block-level MNREGA awareness camp at Nurpur.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kangra C Paulrasu presided over the camp, in which Panchayat Pradhans, up-pradhans and Panchayat-level government employees were present.

DC Paulrasu expressed concern over the slow pace of undertaking rural development activities and revealed that the government had earmarked Rs 135 crore for Kangra district for the current financial year, but only Rs 60 crore had been spent so far on it.

The panchayat pradhans and up-pradhans apprised the DC of various problems being faced practically while undertaking MNREGA works. After hearing Panchayat Pradhans, DC ordered to issue show-cause notices to a panchayat secretary and two gram rojgar sevaks of Nurpur block for their laxity in undertaking MNREGA works.

DC also asked panchayat pradhans to maintain a proper record of MNREGA jobs and ensure transparency by photographing all works executed under this scheme. He also exhorted them to execute works in proper planning and management so that better results could be achieved.

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