Construction Works In Railways Under MGNREGA

Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Railways have already identified certain railway works, which can be undertaken under MGNREGA as under: (i) construction & maintenance of approach roads for level crossings; (ii) developing & cleaning silted water-ways, trenches & drains along track; (iii) construction & maintenance of approach road to railway stations; (iv) repairs of earthwork to the existing railway embankments/cuttings; (v) clearing vegetation growth; and (vi) activity of plantation at extreme boundary of railway land, under MGNREGA.

A joint Memorandum and Advisory has also been issued in this regard. Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Rural Development also conduct inter-ministerial coordination meetings as and when required, to sort out practical difficulties.

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