40-day employment generation programme launched in Gaibandha

40-day employment generation programme launched in Gaibandha

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The special 40-day employment generation programme of the government for the hardcore and the seasonal unemployed people has been launched in the district very recently.The aim of the programme is to assist the poor particularly the day and farm laborers of the district in overcoming their poverty and job crisis during the lean period.District Relief and Rehabilitation office sources said Taka over 20.75 crore have been sanctioned for the 23,276 workers to implement different development projects in rural areas of all the seven upazilas in the district.Upazila-wise break-up of the workers are: 1,954 in Fulchhari upazila, 4,474 in Sundarganj upazila, 2,877 in Shaghata upazila, 4,762 in Gobindaganj upazila, 2,984 in Sadullapur upazila, 3,994 in Sadar upazila and 2,231 in Palashbari upazila of the district.The project works include construction and reconstruction of kacha roads, bridges, culverts, earth filling and excavation and re excavation of derelict ponds and canals and removing water hyacinth from different water bodies, sources said.
Each of the workers would get Taka 200 per working day as wage from the programme, said acting district relief and rehabilitation officer and assistant commissioner Nazmul Hossain.Of Taka 200, some 25 Taka would be cut as saving which would be returned back to the workers after ending the programme so that they could utilize the savings money in any development works, he also said.
Like other upazilas, the work has also been launched in Sadar upazila of the district on Wednesday amid much enthusiasm to the workers.Additional deputy commissioner (General) Abu Bakar Siddique formally inaugurated the programme at Bheramara Bridge area of Kholahati union of the upazila as the chief guest and Sadar UNO Ashraful Momin Khan was present as the special guest.Upazila project implementation officer Mofakkharul Islam, union parishad chairman Quazi Ibrahim Khalil Ulfat and public representatives and social workers including journalists were present on the occasion.Deputy commissioner M. Ehsan-e-Elahi said necessary instructions were given to the UNOs, PIOs and project chairman to perform the project works without any irregularities. -BSS, Gaibandha

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