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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has launched 3 employment schemes for six lakh migrant labourers who are returning to the state in a phased manner. The name of 3 schemes are Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana and Neelambar Pitambar Jal Samriddhi Yojana. These schemes aims to revive rural economy which has been hit badly by the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
The decision to launch 3 rural employment schemes comes three days after stranded migrants returned to the state. All the 3 schemes will be run by the rural development department under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme.
People can now check the complete details of the 3 rural employment schemes launched by the Jharkhand government to benefit migrant workers.
Jharkhand Rural Employment Schemes for Jobless Migrants
Besides offering jobs to rural population, all these schemes are devised keeping the long term goals of sustainable development and creating new assets in the state. The government is committed towards welfare of its citizens, especially the vulnerable ST / SC communities, women workforce in rural areas and economically backward households. In this post, we will provide details of all these 3 schemes one by one.
Birsa Harit Gram Yojana
The Jharkhand Birsa Harit Gram Yojana aims to use over 2 lakh acres of unused government fallow land for afforestation. Around 5 lakh families will be given nearly 100 fruit baring plants and the initial plantation, maintenance, land work and afforestation works will be taken up through MGNREGA. Over 5 crore fruit bearing plants are expected to be planted in the next few months.
The USP of this scheme is that the person engaged in planting such trees and taking its care will be reaping the benefits of the produce.We will work to develop market linkages for them. Each family is estimated to receive an annual income of Rs. 50,000 every year. The ownership of the land however will remain with the government.
Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana
Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana will link sports with rural job schemes for creation of assets in rural areas to provide boost to the sports. Around 5,000 sports grounds are being planned to set up with one in each of the 4,300 panchayats.
Neelambar Pitambar Jal Samriddhi Yojana
The Jharkhand Neelambar Pitambar Jal Samriddhi Yojana is aimed at water conservation, ground water recharging, creation of agro water storage units to store rainwater and runaway ground water. All the districts which faces perennial water problems such as Palamu will benefit the most.
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All the 3 rural employment schemes for jobless migrants are tailor made using the state’s resources and integrating a few central MGNREGA schemes.