The path of development reached the Baiga tribals through the employment guarantee scheme
It is said that the construction of roads accelerates the wheel of development, which is no less than a boon for the surrounding areas. The most important condition for the basic facilities of development is the facility of continuous transport. In the plains, the facility is easily available, but when it comes to the forest and hilly areas, the importance of roads increases, because the people living in the hilly areas are rocky and crooked, taking the help of the forests for transportation. – Rams move through mountains with potholes, which is very annoying for them. For the residents of Baiga-dominated villages Bhelki and Adhachara residing in hilly areas, the demand for building a road by cutting a ghat in the middle of the mountains was very important, which has been fulfilled by Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Due to the cutting of the ghat, the Baiga tribals will get the facility of transportation between the mountains and the population of more than 400 nearby people will be directly benefited.
It is being talked about in the remote Vananchal village of Kabirdham district, Bhelki and Adhchara, which is the Vananchal village of Pandaria, a special backward tribe Baiga tribal resides here. In the lockdown of the global pandemic Corona, the villagers of Bhelki and Adhachara got employment opportunities with the ghat cutting work and together the years old dream came true. In the financial year 2020-21, the work here was approved at a cost of Rs 18 lakh 17 thousand. In this work 140 families of two villages got huge employment opportunities. Everything was closed during the lockdown and there was no means of work outside the village. In this critical situation, the work of ghat cutting emerged as a support for the villagers through employment guarantee scheme. At the same time, instead of the rocky road, they have got an easy road to come and go. The length of this ghat cutting and road construction work being built with Rs 18 lakh 17 thousand has been approved in Bhelki Gram Panchayat. In this work which started from the month of April, on an average 180 registered laborers are working every day, out of which 5952 man-day employment has been created. Due to this work, the villagers have got wage payment of Rs 10 lakh 19 thousand which will give them financial support directly. This work, which lasted for 11 weeks, is now near completion.