Bengal tops employment generation in rural areas

3 Apr 2018

West Bengal has emerged as the number one state in the country in terms of employment generation in the rural areas, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said.
The state has generated 30.98 crore person days under the 100 days work scheme till March 31, 2018, Mamata tweeted. "I am very happy to share with all of you that Bengal has emerged No.1 in the country in rural employment generation. Under 100 days work scheme, as on 31 March 2018, Bengal has generated 30.98 crore person-days, which is the highest in the country," Banerjee tweeted this afternoon.
"Moreover, West Bengal reported expenditure of Rs. 8007.56 Crore under this scheme in 2017-18, which is again the highest in the country," the chief minister added. "In terms of average person-days per household, West Bengal with 59 days in 2017-18, is the best performer among the major states," her tweet read.