Early Times Report
KUPWARA, June 18: At a time when government is trying hard to adjust the uneducated youth, the MGNREGA scheme has failed to yield any results in north Kashmir especially in this border district, where scores of youth have complained that they have been denied their rights.
Sources said that, the central government had launched the scheme MGNREGA in Jammu and Kashmir, with the aim to provide jobs to the unemployed youth especially the educated people, and for the development of the rural villages in certain areas.
Formally the scheme was announced but practically one fails to understand the purpose and motive of this scheme, as locals believe that the near and dear ones of the RDD department employees were given an opportunity to take the projects to its conclusion, sources told early times.
Sources said that, "the results of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme are discouraging. As there is no awareness about the provisions of it and its benefits, due to which the poor people are deprived of this schemes at all levels.
Sources said that, the rural masses especially living in the border area have been left out deliberately due to unawareness and for other unknown reasons, otherwise people feel that, step motherly treatment is given to the border residents.
The residents of Keran, Karnah, Chowkibal, Tangdar, Teetwal and other areas, of Kupwara district are completely unaware of the scheme, and unfortunately the people have been left at the mercy of God.
Locals have also made compliant that, there are various people who have secured job cards but they don't make demand for the work due to favoritism as the employees are least bothered about the educated youth of the area.
Sources said that, MGNREGA in the state hasn't been able to provide employment and thus it has failed to yield any concrete results in the area.
It is better if the concerned department will make awareness among the youth about the benefits of the MGNREGA scheme in each and every village so that the educated class can take benefit of the scheme, said locals.