Follow-up Programme of Nrega

The issue of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been taken up by UPVAN during the preceding financial year and up to the release of the report pertaining to the Status Report of Uttar Pradesh Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (UPREGS) under Neerja Campaign.

The districts covered in UPREGS during the first phase have been reviewed and the findings of the report presented in the presence of members of the UPVAN network organization, Gram Pradhans, Officers of the concerned departments, Academicians and Media Personnel. Based on the discussions the report was finalized and a copy of the same has been sent to commissioner Rural Development Department, Secretary Rural Development Department of Uttar Pradesh, as well as, government of India for the better implementation of the scheme during the second phase.


During the second phase of the scheme 17 new districts have been taken up. In thse districts again an awareness campaign is to be launched. For this purpose approval of Executive Body of UPVAN regarding future strategy of the follow-up, as well as launching the programme in the new districts, will be sought during the next meeting of Executive Body to be held on 29th August, 2007.


Anticipating the approval of the Executive Body it is proposed that four Regional Meetings will be organized at one district headquarter of each region. The dates of two regional meetings at Jhansi and Varanasi have been tentatively fixed as 10th and 20th September, 2007 respectively. In these regional meetings the coordinators for the Neerja Campaign, as well as, other organization representatives will be called for discussion and finalizing the strategy for future porgamme of action. Media personnel will also be invited on this occasion with a view to disseminating the status of NREGS in the districts.


Afterwards State Tribunal meet would be organized on 2-3 November, 2007 in which atleast 2 cases from each district will be presented before the tribunal. For this purpose the beneficiaries of the concerned districts will be contacted and their interviews will be recorded on video films.








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