More than 8% of MGNREGA works relate to drought proofing. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOE&F;) has the task of achieving one-third of the land area under forest and tree plantations as envisaged in the National Forest Policy, 1988. This cannot be accomplished by MOE&F; alone due to the enormity of the task. Convergence with MGNREGA is therefore beneficial in terms of additional resources and new possibilities of holistic development. The integrated area development approach with ecological concerns will also benefit MGNREGA in quality planning and selection of works that generate sustainable employment
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