Right To Work
Right to work
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005, was notified on 7 September 2005.
The mandate of the Act is to provide 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
MGNREGA has been a core programme of Pragati Abhiyan since its inception. We are doing awareness generation and mediation for work allocation to tribal people through MGNREGA. Along with building capacities Village Volunteers for extension of MGNREGA scheme to the tribal villages and to ensure access to all facilities and entitlements MGNREGA labourers get.
Regular implementation of MGNREGA in the non-agricultural seasons have resulted in checking distressed migration in several adivasi villages and also strengthen water conservation and irrigation support.
With years it has not only gained the ground but has also become a core strength of the organisation. Due to this enriched and experiential knowledge base, PA is seen as a resource organisation in all aspects of MGNREGA, from awareness to training and hand-holding to advocacy.
Kaam Mango Abhiyan, 2013
In 2013, after experiencing that the demand for work is low, even eight years after the MGNREGA act came into being, civil society organisations across the country launched ‘Kaam Mango Abhiyan’ to build awareness among people and encourage the administration to capture the demand. Pragati Abhiyan co-ordinated and led the campaign process in Maharashtra with active involvement of over 35 organisations in the state. The campaign reached out to people, explained them the significance of scheme and helped them to raise the demand for work.
Swabhimaan Rojgar Yojana
With funding support from like-minded friends, Pragati Abhiyan implemented a novel idea – Swabhiman Rojgar Yojana to create water storage structures to mitigate impact of drought. The idea was to implement NREGA as it is meant to be with one important difference – it will be privately funded. This initiative, implemented for three years in four villages from Amlon block, was coordinated by Makarand Dixit, a friend and supporter of the organisation.