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.
(Rs. In Cr)
|HH provided employment (in Lakh)||Man days generated
|Avg Man days||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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