MGNREGS scam: Projects on endowment land

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Nuagaon: Lakhs of rupees have allegedly been embezzled through MGNREGS in Nuagaon area of Nayagarh district.

What is surprising is that projects under the rural job scheme have been done on a patch of land belonging to the endowment department, a report said.

Locals have alleged that a huge scam has been committed at different places of Mahipur panchayat where funds meant for pond excavation and road construction have been misappropriated.

They alleged that all such irregularities were committed in the knowledge of local sarpanch, panchayat executive office and a junior engineer while the BDO is sitting pretty cool over the scam.

“When the poor and the landless have been suffering a lot for lack of work scope at the pandemic times, the rural job scheme is being scuttled deliberately to loot public funds,” they said.

As per government guidelines, if any development work is to be done on government…

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