Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

          The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of the most progressive legislations enacted on August 25, 2005 and is the largest public program in India. Its significance is evident from a variety of perspectives.


  “The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.”

Process of Implementation and approaches:

The state of West Bengal has always strived for excellence with our programmes and policies. Our aim to put our best foot forward and the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS is no different. Our goals are to improve the livelihood and standard of living of the rural population, allowing them to be self-sustainable and independent at the same time.

West Bengal Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, 2006 which is came into effect on 02/02/2006

The works have been divided into 10 broad categories like Watershed, Irrigation and Flood management works, Agricultural and Livestock related works, Fisheries and works in coastal areas and the Rural Drinking water and Sanitation related works.

In West Bengal Perspective our major thrust areas are :-

   Durable and Permanent Assets creation

  To increase soil fertility

  To ensure ground water availability

  Massive Afforestation

  Livelihood generation and Convergence

Success Stories (2020-21) under MGNREGA WAGE RATE MGNREGS Permissible Work List