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USE OF MGNREGA FUNDS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO SMART VILLAGES

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UNIVERSITY THOUGHT PROCESS LAB Thought Process: USE OF MGNREGA FUNDS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  LEADING TO SMART VILLAGES Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme is a major initiative by the Government of India towards the improvement of the rural sector for providing wage employment and creating durable assets for livelihood security but to improve outcomes from these investments it is required that preference should be given to significant divisions of rural communities. For this purpose, the Government of India should use MGNREGA funds for fix asset in each Panchayat Headquarters' of villages. The funds shall be given as grant-in-aid to the Gram Panchayat for developing Dairy & Food Preservation Unit, Fodder Farm House, Sanjha Chulha including mid-day meal kitchen, Cold Storage, Old Age Home for urban citizens, Samudayik Shochalay, Sewage Water Treatment Plant (WSTP), Manure Plant, and Skill Development centre in collaboration with local University/…