Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has come up with a decision to endow jobs to all those migrant labourers in the state under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
An official said that the migration of youth to villages following a lockdown has led to a situation of economic distress.
“Youth seeking jobs under MGNREGS will be immediately given job cards in their respective villages,” he said.
He said that as per the guidelines of the Centre, works under MGNREGS would be conducted outside the containment area, for which the state government will follow all necessary guidelines of the Centre after April 20 when construction activity resumes.
According to the Rural Development Department, works would be implemented pertaining to water conservation, irrigation and other works related to affected families hit by the lockdown.
The other works that will be done under MGNREGS would also include construction of culverts to prevent flooding.