West Bengal tops employment generation in rural areas

03 April 2018, 04:34 PM
West Bengal tops employment generation in rural areas, says Mamata Banerjee (http://aitcofficial.org)
West Bengal tops employment generation in rural areas, says Mamata Banerjee (http://aitcofficial.org)

West Bengal has topped the list of employment generation in rural areas of the country, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said.

“I am very happy to share with all of you that Bengal has emerged No.1 in the country in rural employment generation,” Banerjee tweeted.

As of March 31, 2018, West Bengal has generated 30.98 crore person-days under the 100 days work scheme, she said.

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Moreover, the eastern Indian state has reported the expenditure of Rs 8007.56 Crore under the scheme in 2017-18, the highest in the country,” the chief minister said.

“In terms of average person-days per household, West Bengal with 59 days in 2017-18, is the best performer among the major states,” she added further.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 04:15 PM
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