MGNREGA employees hold protest to demand regularization

MGNREGA employees hold protest to demand regularization

SRINAGAR: Demanding regularization of their services in Rural Development Department (RDD), the members of All Jammu and Kashmir MGNREGA Employees Association staged a protest against government on Saturday. The protesting employees first assembled inside Pratap Park here and accused government of failing to frame a job policy for them. The protest saw the participation of […]

Rural Development dept mired in violations, no sign of Social Audit

Rural Development dept mired in violations, no sign of Social Audit

Srinagar: Following complaints of irregularities and misappropriation in implementation of schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Government of India, had in March last year directed Jammu and Kashmir’s Rural Development Department to constitute an independent Social Audit Unit (SAU) in order to bring transparency […]

Mehbooba asks Rural Deptt to conserve ponds, streams

Mehbooba asks Rural Deptt to conserve ponds, streams

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday asked the Rural Development Department to undertake conservation, cleaning and restoration of water sources in villages like streams, ponds and wells. She asked the Department to take other steps to restore the rural ecology as well besides their routine job of rural development. Addressing a function here after inaugurating […]

Minister dismayed over unimpressive performance under MGNREGA in Pulwama

Minister dismayed over unimpressive performance under MGNREGA in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Expressing dismay over mediocre performance in implementation of (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) MGNREGA in Pulwama, the Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Wednesday took a serious note of fewer ‘man-days’ generated in the district. According to an official press note, the minister has ordered initiation of action against the non-performing officers […]

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Srinagar: The rural development department is launching an initiative to rid villages of polythene waste from May 11, but it has no plans ready so far on how to dispose of tonnes of accumulated polythene garbage. Director, rural development, Kashmir, Gazanfar Ali told Kashmir Reader that the department would, for now, store the generated waste […]

Wet weather for today: MeT

Wet weather for today: MeT

By Nazima Sidiq    Srinagar: Many parts of Kashmir valley received rainfall since Tuesday evening, while as the meteorological department predicted moderate rains for another 24 hours. “Light to moderate rainfall widespread in the both upper and plain regions is expected for next 24 hours,” MeT officials said. Weather is likely to improve after 24 […]