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Great initiative! Indian Railways to generate 8 lakh man-days jobs for migrants in projects worth Rs 1,800 cr

Great initiative by Indian Railways for migrants! Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan with Indian Railways’ zonal railways and PSUs through video conference recently. The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan was inaugurated by PM Modi on 20 June 2020, and is presently in operation in 116 identified districts of six states i.e., Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, and Jharkhand. To establish close coordination with the state governments, Chairman Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav has instructed the zones of Indian Railways to appoint nodal officers in each district as well as in the states. Also, to ensure migrants’ are engaged in projects and are paid accordingly, Yadav directed the railway administration at the zonal level to act proactively.

Yadav has instructed the zonal railways to expedite the execution of all ongoing infrastructure works in these 116 districts. Nearly 160 infrastructure works have been identified by the national transporter which are to be expedited.

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financial express
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