MGNREGA Radio Series
Programmes on The Mahatma Gandhi Nation Rural Employment Guarantee Act produced by OneWorld South Asia, broadcast on every third Wednesday on AIR FM Rainbow India between 4.30 PM to 5 PM
Beyond MGNREGA ( Hindi )
This programme focuses on the way forward and beyond the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Citizens are demanding higher wages, and increased number of days. It was envisaged that participants of the MGNREGA programme would, have better incomes and therefore access to information and basic services that would improve their quality of life. Also, they would have access to skill building programmes leading to better livelihood opportunities enabling a graduation out of MGNREGA into stronger livelihood arenas.
Social audit in MGNREGA ( Hindi )
This episode depicts various aspects and significance of social audit in MGNREGA. The free and fair auditing of MGNREGA works twice in a year, could help in strengthening the rural employment guarantee scheme. Mr. Shekhar Singh, who is member of working group on transparency and accountability in MGNREGA talks about two models of social audit, i.e. Rajasthan model and Andhra Pradesh Model. In Rajasthan, people are auditing MGNREGA works with the help of NGOs whereas in Andhra Pradesh, state government has setup a directorate for social audit in MGNREGA.
Impact of MGNREGA ( Hindi )
This episode speaks about the impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act on employment and financial condition of people living in villages. The people from Suwana village Panchayat of Rajasthan share their experiences about the way; this act is making their lives better. They talk about its impact on environment and water level.
MGNREGA: Easier, faster and transparent ( Hindi )
This episode depicts the way innovations are transforming lives of people by making MGNREGA easier, faster and transparent. People of Suwana, a village in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan, share their experiences about ATM machines, biometric attendance system and info-kiosk installed in the village. Programme also talks about education and creche programmes going on under MGNREGA aimed at making lives of villagers easy. People can apply for job, get the print out of pay slips and register their complains using info-kiosks. Innovative practices in MGNREGA are adding to the accountability and transparency leading to good governance.
MGNREGA: Planning at village level
With a success story of Rakkad village panchayat of Himachal Pradesh this programme describes the planning process of MGNREGA at village level and significance of Gramsabha meeting in it.
MGNREGA: Towards an ideal village
This programme present the testimonies of various villagers of Kurabad Gram Panchayat in Rajasthan. They talk about how MGNREGA has contributed towards building an ideal village.
Convergence under MGNREGA
This episode focuses on convergence of various government run programmes with MGNREGA and its benefits to government, society and workers.
When you don't get rights under MGNREGA
This episode focuses on various grievance redressal mechanisms provided under MGNREGA, which can be used by the people working or seeking employment under MGNREGA.
Women's participation in MGNREGA
This episode focuses on participation of women in MGNREGA. It talks about facilities available to women under MGNREGA and its impact on society.
Who is Who in MGNREGA
Seventh Episode on Mahatma Gandhi NREGA talks about the Government officials and machinery involved in the process of implementation MGNREGA at various levels e.g. State Level, District and Village Panchayat Level. Programme focuses on the responsibilities of the District Programme coordinators, Panchayat Sahayaks, Village Secretary and the Mate in proper implementation of this act. Discussion with expert from UNDP, Dr. Nilay Ranjan has also underlined at the Grievance Redressal mechanism available at MGNREGA.
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