MGNREGS aims to enhance the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage employment each financial year to every rural household whose adult members demand work under the scheme.
The scheme is a vital livelihood option for poor households without productive land or marketable skills, because it ensures non-discriminatory access to work and the timely payment of fair wages.
We want to increase the reach and effectiveness of MGNREGA through capacity-building of civil society organisations (CSOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) for effective planning and monitoring of work under the scheme. Efforts of PACS-supported CSOs are expected to result in an increase in:
- Registration of socially excluded groups under MGNREGA, as compared to the rest of the population.
- Job cards of individuals belonging to socially excluded groups.
- Person-days of work received, on average, by members of socially excluded groups.
- Timely payment of prescribed wages to workers from socially excluded groups.
- Provision of prescribed worksite facilities with a particular focus on women and people with disabilities.
- Participation of CBOs in MGNREGA committees for inclusive implementation of the scheme.
- Productive assets and resources, and control of ownership by socially excluded groups.
Climate resilience of socially excluded groups as a result of MGNREGA work.