The number of people working under MNREGA has increased by 16 thousand in a single day. Now about 3.80 lakh workers have joined this scheme. State Nodal Officer of MNREGA Mohammad Aslam said that on Thursday, about 16,000 people joined the scheme.
Even now, Tehri district has the highest number. There are about 73 thousand workers associated with MNREGA. There are about 26 thousand such laborers who were provided with new job cards. Out of this, work has also been provided to about 19 thousand. MNREGA is a demand-based scheme, hence work is being provided on demand.
Till Wednesday, around 3.64 lakh people had joined this scheme. The state government is also pleased to take up the scheme in this way. Efforts are also being made by the Agriculture Department to include agriculture in the MNREGA. If this happens, the number of people working under MNREGA in the state can increase significantly.