With a view to implementing Nandan Orchard scheme under National Horticulture Mission, ten districts have been selected in Madhya Pradesh. Under the scheme, around hundred beneficiaries will be selected for imparting training to them. They will be provided inputs to work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Mission Act.
Panchayat & Rural and Social Justice Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava informed that Nandan orchard scheme is being implemented to increase resources for livelihood in rural areas under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Mission Act. The contribution will also be made by National Horticulture Mission in this scheme. In the first phase, ten districts: Betul, Sagar, Chhindwara, Mandla, Rajgarh, Gwalior, Chhattarpur, Damoh, Mandsaur and Shajapur have been selected. As many as 100 beneficiaries from each district will be selected and imparted training.All the concerning districts collectors and Zila Janpad Panchayat Chief Executive Officers have been instructed in this regard. It has been stated in the instructions that the beneficiaries who have irrigation facilities should be selected under the scheme. For this, project report will be drafted in two parts. In the first part, labour works will be mentioned and financial assistance will be provided from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Mission Act. In second part, provided materials and arrangements will be mentioned with National Horticulture Mission extending financial help.
Under the scheme, beneficiaries will be selected till May 15. Project report will be completed till May 30 and sanction will be accorded. The selected beneficiaries will be imparted training till June 7.