Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today launched the "Mukhyamantri MNREGA Mazdoor Tiffin Vitaran Yojana" in the state under which tiffin boxes will be distributed free to over 10 lakh labourers.
Singh said that around 10.83 lakh labourers would be given three-box tiffin sets in the next 45 days and called it an effort to bring prosperity into the lives of the poor.
He said that carrying food in tiffin boxes will keep it fresh and help workers avoid diseases.
The initiative was launched today at a function held at the Balbir Singh Juneja indoor stadium in Budha Talab area here.
Speaking on the occasion, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar claimed that Chhattisgarh was the only state in the country which provided wages to women workers enrolled under MNREGA even during maternity leave.
He said that 70 per cent of the labourers were paid wages within 15 days.
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