Rajasthan Job guarantee scheme : 10 GK & Current Affairs Facts

The Government of Rajasthan is going to launch Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme to provide employment to the residents of the city on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme run by the Central Government.

Important Facts

  • This Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme will be started in Rajasthan from September 9. A budget provision of Rs 800 crore has been made for this scheme in the financial year 2022-23.
  • This scheme will provide 100 days of employment to the families living in urban areas on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
  • More than 2.2 lakh families have been registered under this scheme, which is expected to provide employment to the poor and needy people including those affected by the pandemic.
  • Under this scheme all the family members of a job card holder, whose age is between 18 to 60 years, will be eligible to get work under the scheme.
  • The state government has constituted committees at various levels for the effective implementation of this scheme.
  • The scheme will provide employment in the areas of environment and water conservation, sanitation and hygiene, prevention of defacement of property, service related works, convergence work and heritage conservation.
  • Eligible people will be engaged in plantation, cleaning of ponds, garbage collection and catching stray animals.
  • The cost of material covered under this scheme and payment for labor work of general nature will be in the ratio of 25:75.
  • It will vary for particular jobs with technical expertise.
  • The Local Bodies Department of the State Government will be responsible for the implementation of the scheme.

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