Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has become much more than a mere wage generating scheme. By having water conservation at its core, it is transforming India’s rural landscape, and changing the lives of the country’s poor for the better.
Fifteen years after MGNREGA was first implemented, Down to Earth travels across 16 districts in 15 states in the pandemic-scarred country to bring back stories of revival, resurrection and hope. Stories reaffirming that life goes on even in difficult times—and, as always, water is life.
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|The Chase and the Change
|March 22, 2021
World Water Day: How harvesting the raindrop is transforming lives: a special ground-report on villages using employment under MGNREGA not for drought relief, but for relief against drought
|MGNREGA Regional Press Release
|Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Water conservation under MGNREGA heralds economic revival of India’s Hindi heartland, finds survey and analysis by Down To Earthmagazine
|Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana
We have used MGNREGA to escape the curse of drought,” say residents of India’s first village to roll out the Act in 2006
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