KOCHI: Vypeen block panchayat has excelled in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) thanks mainly to the determination and drive of its women.
The block set a model for the rest of the district to emulate by completing all the works taken up under the MGNREGP.
That majority of the job days were created by the women further added to the glow of the feat achieved.
Out of the 6,604 works taken up in the entire district under the programme during the 2009-10 fiscal, 5,911 were completed, while the remaining 693 works were in progress.
Compared to this, the Vypeen block completed all the 718 works undertaken during the same period.
The works were spread across seven panchayats in Vypeen. During the period, job cards were distributed to 12,442 members in 3,667 families in the block.
Jobs were given to members belonging to 3,656 families creating 1,22,973 job days. Significantly, out of the total job days, 1,20,043 jobs days were that of women.