In a first, rural road project executed from MNREGS fund at Tugapur

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KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
13 Jul 2017

In a first, Pahalgaon Panchayat in North Andaman executed a rural road project under Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). The road measuring around 760 mtrs was completed at a cost of about Rs 37 lakh will benefit more than 400 villagers in the area.
According to reports, the project was initiated by the Pradhan, Sibananda Bairagi and supported by the district administration of the region. The road net from Tugapur no. 7 to Niranjan Nag house was constructed using earth and stone boulders of which 40 percent of government funds were spend on materials and the rest of labour payment. Of the 60 workers engaged for the work, 50 were women.
Speaking to EOI, the Pradhan, Mr Sibananda Bairagi expressed gratitude to the Deputy Commissioner of the North and Middle Andaman region for his support for the project. “With complete support of the DC and other staff of the MNREGA agency, the project was completed within specified time frame for the benefit of hundreds of villagers here. The road work has been completed using earth and stone aggregates using funds from MNREGA, while the coal tar work will be taken up by the Andaman Public Works Department,” informed the Pradhan.