Focusing on the rural economy,  the Government of India (GoI) is targeting  to build 1,17,419 pucca houses in the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir at the end of the fiscal year.

According to the Budget 2021-22, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin,  the government aims completion of 1,17,419 houses this fiscal in order to provide shelter in the form of pucca houses to the eligible rural families who are living in kutcha or in dilapidated houses.

On the development front, the GoI is also expecting to complete 130 rural connectivity works during 2021-22.

Similarly, 16000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) and 1600 village-level organisations shall be formed during 2021-22.

“24866 SHGs shall be provided revolving fund and 46799 SHGs shall be provided community investment fund during 2021-22 under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM),” the budget reads. “39113 candidates shall be imparted training under Himayat (DDU-GKY) scheme and 20912 candidates are expected to be placed in different jobs during 2021-22.”

To bring good governance at the doorsteps, training to the elected representatives are necessary, the government has proposed to send 700 elected representatives on exposure cum training visits in other states.

” 276 BDC Chairpersons, all DDC Members, 4291 5arpanches & 40000 Panches shall be provided training and 100 new panchayat ghars shall be constructed in 2021-22,” the budget reads.

The number of works to be taken up for completion under MGNREGA is 0.60 lakh, which include 30 per cent water conservation works and 30 per cent individual beneficiary oriented works and 3.50 crore persondays are targeted to be generated.

“Mobile monitoring system for on-spot capturing of attendance of MGNREGA workers through mobile application shall be introduced,” it said.

The GoI has allocated about Rs 4,817 crore for the rural sector for the year 2021-22 which is Rs342 crore more than the previous year’s budget allocation.

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