Mumbai: The number of workers engaged under
the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in Maharashtra has
increased, with 77,168 more workers being added in last
week of April, the state government said.
The maximum increase in the number of workers was noticed
in Thane, Bhandara, Nanded, Ahmednagar, Latur, Amravati,
Nashik, Jalna, Chandrapur, Kolhapur, Beed, Hingoli, Osmanabad,
Buldhana, Dhule, Raigad, Yavatmal, Nandurbar, Parbhani,
Sangli, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and
Only Jalgaon and Pune districts recorded comparatively
less number of workers, an official release said.
In the first week of this month, altogether 18,958
works under the Maharashtra Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
are being undertaken in the state where 4,42,480 workers are
Altogether 1,27,677 works are available in the state
having the capacity of engaging 67.06 lakh workers. Of these,
96,836 works are under gram panchayat and remaining 30,841
under other machineries, it said.