The Cabinet decided to released Rs. 534.6573 crore to resume MGNREGA work in villages

Shillong, April 06: Meghalaya deputy Chief Minister Mr Prestone Tynsong today said that the Cabinet has decided to release Rs. 534.6573 so that MGNREGA activities to allowed to resume in respective villages in the State.

The amount released include wages and the material components to the tune of Rs. has been sanctioned and released to the respective Block Development Offices for payment of wages and clearing the materials bills.

The Cabinet also decided that School and educational institutions will remain closed till 30th of April 2020. Farmers in rural areas will be allowed to resume sowing activities with immediate effect. Strict protocols to be maintained as prescribed from time to time by the health department.

Deputy Chief Minsiter also said that the Construction works like road construction, and other allied developmental programs sanctioned by the government in the last financial year is allowed to restart from the 15th of April 2020.

The Cabinet also decided to allow the reopening of weekly markets in rural areas from the 15th of April 2020, provided that strict ‘COVID-19’ protocols as prescribed by the health department are adhered to.

Private transportation will be allowed to resume from the 15th of April 2020. All Government offices to start functioning with full staff strength from the 15th of April 2020.

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