MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)
Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is such an Act that acknowledges and ensures right to work for rural populace who have nothing other than their unskilled labour to earn wages. Besides its right based demand driven approach and its mandate for accountability and transparency, its extensive flexibility to go for convergence to adapt in socio-economic and geo-climatic situations in states and districts simultaneously provide great opportunities and challenge to state and district authorities. It aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people of rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
The state has its own comprehensive State Convergence Action Plan (SCAP) which involved 25 Departments and 32 programmes as part of the convergence initiative under MAHATMA GANDHI NREGS works that defines 153 types of works and stresses on initiative, innovation and implementation. This calls for extensive and timely coordination so that there create durable assets that in turn can help sustain rural people’s livelihoods.
People of Rural India
Livelihood security to rural citizen who can do unskilled manual work
How To Apply
A household in the notified district will need to apply for registration to the local Gram Panchayat. Application for registration may be in a form prescribed, or a plain paper. Oral applications may also be submitted.