Hi all,

Welcome to this website. This has been recently launched by the Panchayats & Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal to reach out to the internet users with its dynamic account of the developments in implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. The Act was passed by the Indian Parliament in 2005 and implementation in the field started in February 2006. Twelve years have passed and in these twelve years, the programme became stronger with each passing day, month and year. It is probably the most transparent of all the national programmes. You could access the database of 262568 Gram Panchayats of the country spread over 6898 blocks of 685 districts. Data pertaining to 25.16 crore workers from 12.64 crore job card holding households are available on the national portal (www.nrega.nic.in). In the last five years, an average of 220 person-days were generated by providing work to an average of 4.8 crore households.

In West Bengal, the Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) has been able to establish itself as the largest development intervention in the rural areas. Over the last five year or so, the state could bring itself at the very top in terms of programme implementation. In the current year itself, the state has already been able to generate 26.65 crore person-days out of the national total of 193.16 care person-days. a total of 45 lakh job seeker households could be provided work for an average of 51 days, whereas the national total and average are 4.15 crore and 41.69 days respectively. West Bengal is presently at the very top among all the major MGNREGA implementing states of the country. The hallmark of the West Bengal model of MGNREGA implementation is the massive and all pervasive convergence that the programme could achieve with several development departments and their schemes. You name a development intervention in the rural area, MGNREGA is there. In pursuing multiple convergence, livelihood opportunities of the job seeking households too are expanded.

Through this web portal, we will present the achievements of the state in programme implementation- both in terms of the scale and the depth of the programme. Through different sections we would present the nuances of the programme as it is creatively implemented in the state.


Dibyendu Sarkar

Additional Secretary & Commissioner