‘Release pending payments of MGNREGA’
JAMMU, Dec 13: Jugal Kishore Sharma BJP Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Jammu– Poonch Parliamentary Constituency along with Rajeev Sharma Ex-MLA Akhnoor met with Union Rural Development Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and MoS in the Ministry Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at New Delhi today and demanded to release pending payments for works done under MGNREGA.
The two leaders submitted written representation to Minister regarding release of pending payments of MGNREGA. Jugal Kishore informed Minister for Rural Development, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti about the sufferings of people of rural areas. He narrated that works were allotted to the laborers for Development of Rural areas under MGNREGA in year 2014-15,2015-16,2016-17,2017-18,2018-19 and were completed with no payment resulted laborers in very tight situation. They have borrowed money to complete the work but paid none.
He also said that Sarpanchs and Panchs are also on strike for release of payments in their concerned wards & Panchayats. Jugal Kishore also narrated whole situation to Union Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar in detail.
Jugal demanded release of funds for pending payments under MGNREGA to laborers, Sarpanchs & Panchs. Sharma also submitted representation to Secretary Rural Development Amarjeet Sinha and demanded to release funds under MGNREGA.
Narendra Singh Tomar Union Minister & Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State for Rural Development assured Member of Parliament & Ex-MLA soon sufferings of Sarpanchs and Panchs will be put to an end and payments would be released in favour of Sarpanchs, Panchs & Laborers for works done under MGNREGA.