National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by providing guarantee regarding hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

Nature of schemes taken by the district :~

  1. Rural Connectivity
  2. Flood Control
  3. Land Development
  4. Water Conservation & Water Harvesting
  5. Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies
  6. Bharat Nirman Rajeev Gandhi Sewa Kendra
  7. Irrigation Cannel
  8. Works on Individual Category
  9. Rural Sanitation
  10. Drought Proofing
  11. Fisheries
  12. Rural Drinking Water
  13. Anganwadi
  14. Play Ground

New Initiatives :~

In 2014-15 MoRD has introduced the concept of IPPE (Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise) for the most backward blocks in the country. For Coochbehar district five block viz. Mathabhanga-I, Sitalkuchi, Sitai, Mekhliganj & Haldibari have been selected for IPPE. The planning process for formulation of Labour Budget of 2015-16 has been completed and same has been uploaded in the website.

MoRD has also introduced the system of e-FMS (Electronic Fund Management System) whereby the wage payments of workers are credited directly in to their accounts from the central server. This reduces the delay in payments as well as cuts out the middleman.