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248.

Thus the focus of NREGS works had been to provide job opportunities for people as well as it

helped in creation of assets that can help in long term mitigation efforts. The major outcome and result of

activities undertaken in NREGS in drought effected 58 districts can be summarized in following table:

S.N. Activity

1 2

Creation of Mandays during period of drought Amount disbursed to people on account of wages under

Outcome

    • 541.51

      Lakh

    • 541.5

      Crore rupees

3 4 5

NREGS in drought affected areas during period of drought No. of Ponds constructed/renovated Plantation/drought proofing works Total no. of projects undertaken to be benefit people for providing alternate employment in drought affected region

13839 18730 hectare 120056

the above data suggests that under NREGS various activities were undertaken by the rural development department for mitigating the effect of drought in the di stricts affected.

Drinking Water

Report on works related to drinking water supply for management of Drought 2009 : Uttar Pradesh

249.

58 districts of Uttar Pradesh faced drinking water scarcity due to drought conditions during last

summer. A brief account of works undertaken for management of water supply in the drought affected

districts of Uttar Pradesh is given below-

  • Energizing non-functional tube wells

    • As per the drought management plan, re-boring and energisation of 123 tube wells in Urban area was proposed, out of which 29 tube wells have been commissioned after re- boring and energisation. Similarly, in rural areas, 177 tube wells were proposed to be rebored and 24 pumping plants were proposed to be replaced. Out of this 2 tube wells have been commissioned after re-boring and energisation. 5 no. old pumping plants and appurtenant electrical appliances have been replaced. Work on remaining tube wells is under progress.

  • Contingency plan for transportation of drinking water and action taken

During the drought period, in such drought affected areas where no alternative

arrangement for immediate relief through existing water supply systems

transportation

of

drinking

water

was

done

by

deploying

Tankers.

130

deployed cover 47

in Urban areas to cover habitation in 2 districts/

9

Towns

and

38

Tankers

were

deployed

in

was possible, Tanker were Rural areas to

  • Timely repair of Hand Pumps which has become non-functional

    • As per the Drought Management Plan, Re-boring of 7529 hand pumps in Urban area was proposed, out of which 5389 hand pumps have been rebored. Similarly, in Rural areas,

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