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  project name ~ NREGS Phase 4 - Baghmundi

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

NREGS Phase 4 - Baghmundi

  NGO

 

Mandra Lions Club

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Purulia

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 171950

 

  Year Approved

 

2013

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Kavitha Balaji

 

Los Angeles

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Mandra Lions Club has been working to make Bagmundi (Purulia district, West Bengal) a model block for NREGS implementation. The first three phases involved spreading awareness to the people about NREGS, performing a model pond excavation project to explain the working of NREGS and mobilizing people to apply for jobs and job cards. The phases also involved mobilizing the government to actively campaign about the jobs available, issue job cards with photographs and pay wages.

The current NREGS implementation needs to be improved. Some issues like carrying out NREGA during peak agricultural period, increasing number of working days, increasing the wages, etc. Agriculture has to be improved independently in the region.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The first three phases of NREGS successfully brought about awareness among the people about NREGS, job cards and job applications. People have been demanding jobs and there is a high success rate conversion of job applications per household to the number of jobs issued per household. People have started taking active part in sansads and community planning. The labor force has also been trained in soil cutting measurements and corruption rate due to non-issuance of job cards and erroneous soil-cutting measurements have come down several fold.

 

  Goals

 

 

To educate and the labor groups, Panchayat Members and also the people about the purpose of NREGS, increasing the number of man-days and wages. In particular, people will be made aware of how to most effectively avail themselves of the maximum man-days from NREGS. Awareness will also be provided about correlation between soil cutting measurements with respect to soil texture. In order to promote agriculture, labor group will be mobilized to not seek NREGS jobs during the rainy season, in order to get enough labor force for agriculture.

 
 

  


 
 
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