Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Entitlement Awareness Week conducted nationally as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

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In West District of Sikkim, officials are reaching out to Mahatma Gandhi NREGA workers to make them aware of their rights and entitlements under the Act | Source: Ministry of Rural Development

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, States/UTs conducted Entitlement Awareness Week to make workers aware of their rights and entitlements under the Mahatma Gandhi NREG Act. The week was observed between 27th August to 2nd September 2021. Mahatma Gandhi NREGA provides a number of legal entitlements to job seekers through a series of provisions in the Act.

Numerous initiatives were taken by the States/UTs to make the Entitlements accessible to the public. States/UTs coordinated various activities in their respective districts, block, and gram panchayats. To facilitate the workers, Gram Sabhas were conducted at Gram Panchayat Bhawans in various districts, while some of the districts reached out to the workers at work sites. Mahatma Gandhi NREGA beneficiaries, functionaries, and officials from States/UTs have actively participated with enthusiasm. These entitlements awareness drives will enable beneficiaries to gain maximum benefit from the Mahatma Gandhi NREG Scheme.

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In Dungarpur Districts, Gram Panchayat Samiti conducted an entitlement awareness drive for MGNREGA Workers

India @75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is a 75 weeks long celebration that was launched by the Prime Minister on 12th March 2021.