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  project name ~ NREGA Consortium 2008

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


NREGA Consortium 2008



SPS (Samaj Parivartana Samudaya)



Community Empowerment







  Budget Approved


Rs 480000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Ashish Waghray
Sriram Ramarathnam











The objective of the project is to administer proper implementation of NREGA ( National rural employment generation act). This is a three year long project with the project in its second year. The target area are villages in 6 panchayats in districts of Davanagere, Dharawad and Uttarkannada, of which AID is supporting efforts in 2 panchayats. The target group of 1893 families have been identified with more than 80% of them from backward casts. People have been organized into various self help groups and unions in the past year and in this year the focus is in intensifying and strengthening the work done by these groups in various livelihood generation activity which have been identified. Many women are being engaged in livelihood generation activities through self help groups. Also efforts will be directed towards strengthening panchayat Raj institutions and engaging in advocacy efforts concerning this work .





The NGO SPS involved with this project has been a leading advocacy group on environmental, forestry and issues regarding community control which has been recognized widely. SPS has been awarded Indira Gandhi pariyavarn puraskar for its contribution in environment sphere. In the first year of project target families have identified successfully and have built groups which are functional.





This project directly benefits the indentified target families through proper implementation of NREGA through various livelihood generation activities . At large the aim is to create a model to showcase how NREGA could be implemented successfully and to get attention of both government and civil society about the possibilities NREGA provides in addressing developmental issues.



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