MGNREGA-Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Dawki VEC, Transforming the life of locals under MNREGS, West Jaintia Hills, Amlarem C&RD Block.

November 24 2021 by Admin

The livelihood of people in Amlarem Block in West Jaintia Hills largely depends on tourism, poultry, and areca nut plantation. Located near the banks of Umngot river, the village shares international border with Bangladesh and is a popular tourist destination known for crystal clear water of Umngot river. Here, people use the traditional method of farming with no concrete infrastructure, temporary poultry shed, no soak pit, unhygienic conditions that makes their survival difficult.

To make the life easier for the local people and uplift the rural livelihood, Dawki VEC, took the initiative to develop poultry infrastructure in the village, thereby generated employment opportunities for the locals. Under MNREGS, a total sanction amount of Rs 42,000 were allocated, local job card holders were chosen and construction work for the soak pit and piggery shed started. This initiative came as a helping hand for the farmers, to make them realize better income.

In the words of Shri. Mankhraw Ryngksai, one of the Beneficiary, he says “I am immensely happy to receive the assistance provided through Mahatma Gandhi NREGA in the form of Piggery Shed. As a farmer I am unable to construct such a structure on my own. Before availing this shed, I reared pigs in a temporary shed made of wooden planks only and currently I am able to sell many pigs in a year.”         


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