Construction and maintenance of approach roads for level crossings and to stations, cleaning of silted waterways, trenches and drains along track are among certain railway works which can be undertaken under MGNREGA, Rajya Sabha was told today.
Rural Development Ministry and Railways have identified certain railway works, which can be undertaken under MGNREGA, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written answer.
Besides, repairs of earthwork to the existing railway embankments/cuttings; clearing vegetation growth and activity of plantation at extreme boundary of railway land can also be taken up under MGNREGA.
A joint Memorandum and Advisory has also been issued in this regard, Gohain said.
Railways and Rural Development Ministries also conduct inter-ministerial coordination meetings as and when required, to sort out practical difficulties, he said.
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