Failures of NREGA loom large in UP

Dharupur village of Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh is just one amongst the many areas experiencing the failure of the NREGA to fulfil its obligations. Our Community Correspondent, Anita Bharati, reports.

CALL TO ACTION: Call the Block Development Officer for Dhaurupur village, on +91-9415639747, and demand that the scheme is implemented fully so that the workers there will be able to make a living once again.

One of the established provisions of the scheme is that workers registered under the scheme will be guaranteed a minimum of 100 days of work. However, as several reports on this website has shown, this promise rarely translates into reality. It is not uncommon to find workers who get less than 20 days of work under the scheme. The registered workers featured in the report got very few days of work and the Gram Pradhan says there isn’t anything he can do about it, because he must wait for the funds to arrive before allocating work. Assurances are made that the issue will be resolved shortly, but until then the wait for work continues.

This is a PACS-VV video. The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos created by the network bring out voices from the margins, providing communications skills to marginalised individuals and advocacy tools to community-based organisations.

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