Bhopal: In a bid to give wages to labourers working under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGs) in their own village, the Madhya Pradesh government has started a pilot project of mobile bank services in eight districts of the state.

The state government is also mulling to expand the scheme to the remaining 42 districts in MP.
Panchayat and Rural Development and Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava said the scheme has been launched to weed out problems in disbursal of wages.

“Under the scheme the workers will not have to take pains or travel to the post offices for their dues as they will get the payments in their own villages,” Bhargava said.

He also mentioned that these mobile banks have been introduced in the areas which are located in the hinterland.

Bhargava said that at least 2,68,871 workers will be covered under this scheme who will be paid nearly Rs 74.52 crore through mobile banks in their own villages.

JPN/Bureau