The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) aims at enhancing the livelihood security of the people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage employment in a financial year, to a rural household whose members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
In Assam, MGNREGA was introduced in the state in 2006-07 in 7 districts as the first phase. The coverage was extended to 6 more districts in the 2nd phase that is in 2007-08 and since 2008-09 all 27 are being covered under the programme.
All adult members (18 years and above) of any family residing in Rural India and willing to do manual unskilled work.
|Financial Year||Expenditure |
(Rs. In Cr)
|HH provided employment (in Lakh)||Mandays generated |
|Avg Mandays||HH completed 100 days |
|2016-17 (as on 19th May 2016)||361.77||2.21||33.89||15.31||120|
A meeting recently held at New Delhi, the Empowered Committee of MGNREGA has approved focus areas under MGNREGA: 2016-17 for Assam. The areas are Construction of Farm Pond , Construction of IHHLs, Construction of AWC Buildings, Construction of Vermi compost Tanks, Plantation and Paver’s Block Road. Against these focus areas district wise target has also been laid down.
|Sl No||Focus Area||Target- Works to be taken up and completed in FY 2016-17||Unit cost of each work |
(Rs. In lakh)
|1||Construction of Farm Pond (All India Target- 5 Lakh||13239 nos.||5 Lakh|
|2||Construction of IHHLs (All India Target- 50 Lakh)||222733 nos.||0.12 lakh|
|3||Construction of AWC Buildings (All India Target- 50,000 Nos.)||5884 nos.||6.50 lakh (5 lakh MGNREGA & 1.50 lakh from the concerned department)|
|4||Construction of Vermi/Nadep compost Tanks (All India Target- 10 lakh)||19006 nos.||0.80 lakh|
|5||Roadside Plantation||10,000 km||5 lakh|
|6||Paver’s Block Road||Approx 2600 Km (one road against each GP/VCDC/VDC)||40 lakh per Km|
|Gaon Panchayat||Development Block||District||State|
|Gaon Panchayat Secretary||Block Development Officer.||Project Director,|
District Rural Development Agency
|Joint Director & State Nodal Officer (MGNREGA),|
Office of Commissioner,
Panchayat & Rural Development Department.
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