Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) guarantees 100 days of employment at the minimum wage for any rural family who is willing to undertake manual labour.

Unfortunately in Odisha (and other parts of the country), the Act is present more in name than a functioning reality as most of the families we work with are not aware of their entitlements and even if they are then do not know how to access the guarantee of employment.

Our village level workers (Jansathis) assist the interested families in obtaining job cards, opening bank accounts, filling and submitting the job application (C-1) form, following up for issuance of work orders and finally ensuring payments for the work done.

We have a network of over 200 Jansathis each of whom reaches out to over 2000 families at an extremely economical cost.

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