Livelihood promotion by establishment of Mushroom Shed

In hot climatic regions, employment opportunities are limited in the post harvesting season that may sometimes stretch to more than six months. In Mandapam block of Ramanathapuram district, it was decided to engage available unskilled labour in cultivation of milky mushroom through MGNREGS. This is a low-cost endeavor suitable for the hot weather and results... Continue Reading →


Individuals Farm Ponds provide protective irrigation

Water conservation structures have regularly been prioritized under MGNREGS especially in areas that practice rain-fed agriculture. In Arcot block of Vellore district, the focus of MGNREGA is to address the issue of water scarcity and uplift the under privileged people and provide them with sustainable source of income. Individual farm ponds allow farmers to harvest... Continue Reading →

Renovation of Pampoorivaikkal Under MGNREGA

In Mathicode Gram Panchayat under Killiyoor block of Kanyakumari district, renovation of three km channel known as ‘pampoorivaikkal’ was undertaken through MGNREGS. Pampoorivaikkal, which is the inlet channel to Mannukulam tank, starts from Adiyamadai near Palliyadi located about 20 km away from Mathicode panchayat. The channel passes through Mathicode village Panchayat covering 50% of the... Continue Reading →

Link Road through MGNREGA transforms lives

Elathur Gram Panchayat under Shencottai block of Tirunelveli district has played a pioneering role in improving the infrastructure of the village through MGNREGA and engaging the villagers to earn wages through the scheme. Gram Sabha has been effectively used as a platform to deliberate on inclusive planning and structured growth of Elathur Village which and... Continue Reading →

Individual assets under MGNREGS enhance livelihoods options and income for the poor

To overcome water scarcity, the government has given high importance to water conservation and natural resource management through MGNREGA. To increase livelihood options for the poor, the basic activity of constructing farm ponds are now being used for allied activities such as fish rearing and hatchery for sustainable income throughout the year. For individual beneficiaries... Continue Reading →

Vermi – Composting Under MGNREGS

Vellerivelli village under Idappady block of Salem district is a shining example of creating organic manure through vermi-composting through MGNREGA. About 1.5 hectares of panchayat land was identified for solid waste management and plantation activities in the village. The main objectives for this initiative were to enhance the ecology and cleanliness of the village, segregation... Continue Reading →

Plantation and Ring Well help woman beneficiary become self-sufficient

Keelanagatchi Gram Panchayat under Mandapam block of Ramanathapuram district executed plantation and ring well work through MGNREGA in 2015-16 for individual beneficiary Smt Yasotha W/o Ganesan. Prior to the implementation of this work, the beneficiary’s two acres of land was completely covered with juliflora jungle. IMPLEMENTAION Through the awareness raising activities of MGNREGA functionaries, she... Continue Reading →

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