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CONVERGENCE IN
MAHATMA GANDHI
NREGA

S TAT E L E V E L
WORKSHOP
ON CONVERGENCE
K O L K ATA , 5 F E B R U A RY
WHAT IS CONVERGENCE IN
MGNREGA ?
• MGNREGA has workforce in the form of
registered wage-seekers
• It also has financial re...
WHAT KIND OF CONVERGENCE
?
• With financial resources
• With technical expertise
• As Program Implementing Agency
(PIA)

•...
THE MANDATE
• In terms of expenditure, not less than 20
percent of financial resources in MGNREGS
in a year will be utiliz...
THREE MAJOR AREAS OF
CONVERGENCE

Intradepartmental
Convergence

InterDepartmental
Convergence

Village level
Convergence
AREAS OF CONVERGENCE
NRLM

NBA

WITHIN P&RDD
PMGSY

IAY

ISGPP

OSR

BRGF

FC
GRANTS

WITHIN P&RDD
NSAP

CADP
AREAS OF CONVERGENCE
AGRICULTURE

FPI & HORTI

WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS

IRRIGATION

FOOD &
SUPPLIES

WRD

COMMERC
E&
INDUST...
NBA-MGNREGS CONVERGENCE
•
•
•
•

IHHL
Both the programs financially contribute
Rs.4600.00 from NBA
Rs.4500 from MGNREGS
Rs...
PMGSY-MGNREGS CONVERGENCE
Pre-PMGSY
• Earthwork identified PMGSY roads prior to
tender
• As per PMGSY specifications
• Pre...
CONVERGENCE WITH NRLM
PROCESS RELATED CONVERGENCE
• Involving SHGs and their Clusters and Federations
in planning, impleme...
CONVERGENCE WITH CADC
• CADC under the Comprehensive Area
Development Program has its farms and
expertise, especially in n...
CONVERGENCE WITH OTHER
PROGRAMS OF THE P&RD
DEPARTMENT

• BRGF/ Fund for Backward villages/FC Grants/
Fund received under ...
•
•

•
•
•

•

CONVERGENCE WITH
AGRICULTURE

In identified watershed areas, Agriculture Department
may prepare interventio...
CONVERGENCE WITH ARD
•
•
•
•
•
•

Goat shelter
Poultry
Cattle-shed
Azola cultivation
Vermin compost
Pucca floor on cattle-...
CONVERGENCE WITH
HORTICULTURE
•
•
•
•
•

Orchards development
Land for floriculture
Green houses
Poly houses
Land developm...
CONVERGENCE WITH FOREST
• In core forest area
• In forest fringe area
• In social forestry divisions
• Digging of trenches...
CONVERGENCE WITH WRI &
DEVELOPMENT

• ‘Jal Dharo Jal Bharo’ program
• ‘Farm ponds’ with pucca banks and
irrigation systems...
CONVERGENCE WITH PHED
• Soak pits/ recharge pits for water
• Platforms for tube-wells
• Solid & Liquid waste management

C...
CONVERGENCE WITH COMMERCE &
INDUSTRIES AND MSME
• Work in Tea Gardens
• Work in rubber plantations
• Sericulture

CONVERGE...
VILLAGE LEVEL CONVERGENCE
Convergence through Habitationbased Planning

Gram Sansad (Ward level)

Panchayats
Civil Society...
OUR SUBMISSION
• Convergence must be both-ways• Not merely taking MGNREGS fund and
running departmental activities
• But p...
• Convergence is a way of life
• It is the key to the success of
livelihood generation for the poor
under MGNREGA

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Convergence workshop

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on 5 February, 2014 we organised a workshop on convergence in mGNREGS. This is the base presentation for the Workshop.

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Convergence workshop

  1. 1. CONVERGENCE IN MAHATMA GANDHI NREGA S TAT E L E V E L WORKSHOP ON CONVERGENCE K O L K ATA , 5 F E B R U A RY
  2. 2. WHAT IS CONVERGENCE IN MGNREGA ? • MGNREGA has workforce in the form of registered wage-seekers • It also has financial resources • It seeks participation of other Departments/ Programs with their  Labor intensive programs having scope of livelihood generation/ development of infrastructure conducive to livelihood  Technical expertise • Pooled finance
  3. 3. WHAT KIND OF CONVERGENCE ? • With financial resources • With technical expertise • As Program Implementing Agency (PIA) • Pre-implementation convergence • (Where other program support ends, MGNREGA support begins) • During program convergence • (both the programs run simultaneously) • Post-program convergence • (MGNREGA ends, other program takes
  4. 4. THE MANDATE • In terms of expenditure, not less than 20 percent of financial resources in MGNREGS in a year will be utilized for works taken up in convergence • Focus of convergence will be on development of assets capable of enhancing livelihood • A part of the works will generate direct asset at the household level for ST/ SC/ BPL households and beneficiaries of IAY and Land Reforms There will be a ‘nodal officer for convergence’ in each of the converging departments
  5. 5. THREE MAJOR AREAS OF CONVERGENCE Intradepartmental Convergence InterDepartmental Convergence Village level Convergence
  6. 6. AREAS OF CONVERGENCE NRLM NBA WITHIN P&RDD PMGSY IAY ISGPP OSR BRGF FC GRANTS WITHIN P&RDD NSAP CADP
  7. 7. AREAS OF CONVERGENCE AGRICULTURE FPI & HORTI WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS IRRIGATION FOOD & SUPPLIES WRD COMMERC E& INDUSTRIE S FOREST ARD WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS SOCIAL WELFARE & CD FISHERIES SPORTS & YOUTH SUNDERBANS/ PASCHIMACHANCH AL UTTARBANGA
  8. 8. NBA-MGNREGS CONVERGENCE • • • • IHHL Both the programs financially contribute Rs.4600.00 from NBA Rs.4500 from MGNREGS Rs.900.00 beneficiary contribution • • • • AWC Toilets Either NBA or MGNREGS contribute Sanctioned cost is Rs.8000.00 only (from NBA) Estimated at Rs.25000.00 Department of CD may contribute Rs. 17000.00
  9. 9. PMGSY-MGNREGS CONVERGENCE Pre-PMGSY • Earthwork identified PMGSY roads prior to tender • As per PMGSY specifications • Preferably by the same set of engineers Post-PMGSY • Plantation on the road fringes • Water harvesting structures beneath the culverts • Farm Road Network (FARMNET) • Maintenance of PMGSY roads in project
  10. 10. CONVERGENCE WITH NRLM PROCESS RELATED CONVERGENCE • Involving SHGs and their Clusters and Federations in planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision • Supervisors mostly from the SHGs • Special focus on women person-days the CFT NRLM-MGNREGS Convergence and Strategy • Working with CSO for planning, capacity building, monitoring and supervision • SHG Clusters and Federations as CBO • Intensive planning
  11. 11. CONVERGENCE WITH CADC • CADC under the Comprehensive Area Development Program has its farms and expertise, especially in nursery raising, plantation related activities • CADC can work in convergence with MGNREGS by sharing its expertise in these spheres • It may also act as the PIA and raise nurseries on its own land and also through capacity building of the SHGs • Any innovative project where resource
  12. 12. CONVERGENCE WITH OTHER PROGRAMS OF THE P&RD DEPARTMENT • BRGF/ Fund for Backward villages/FC Grants/ Fund received under ISGPP/ Own Resources of the Panchayats may be pooled for meeting capital cost of MGNREGS • In IAY, Rs.12,000.00 / Rs.12,500.00 worth of unskilled wages may be added to the approved cost of construction of houses • This can also be utilized for any other rural housing program • All Widow pension receiving families may be provided with 100 days of work under MGNREGS as a mandatory guarantee
  13. 13. • • • • • • CONVERGENCE WITH AGRICULTURE In identified watershed areas, Agriculture Department may prepare intervention plan synchronized with MGNREGS Any labor intensive work, on land owned by the ST/SC/BPL families and the beneficiaries of Land Reforms and IAY may be planned from MGNREGS In common property resources within watershed, MGNREGS support is possible All other works may be taken up under Watershed program, thereby pulling resources of both the programs Compost pits, azola cultivation, vermin composting to enhance productivity may be planned by the Agriculture Deptt Different work in the agriculture farms (Department-
  14. 14. CONVERGENCE WITH ARD • • • • • • Goat shelter Poultry Cattle-shed Azola cultivation Vermin compost Pucca floor on cattle-shed, urine tanks, fodder trough • Different work in the ARD Farms CONVERGENCE WITH FISHERIES • Technical guidance on farm ponds • Pisciculture in farm ponds • Work in public tanks
  15. 15. CONVERGENCE WITH HORTICULTURE • • • • • Orchards development Land for floriculture Green houses Poly houses Land development for horticulture including vegetable gardens, nurseries • Irrigation sources for the orchards, gardens and nurseries • Micro irrigation • Special initiatives under the Directorate of Cinchona & Other Medicinal Plants
  16. 16. CONVERGENCE WITH FOREST • In core forest area • In forest fringe area • In social forestry divisions • Digging of trenches • Development of water-bodies • Nurseries • Plantation • Vegetative fences • Watershed-based development activities in forest areas
  17. 17. CONVERGENCE WITH WRI & DEVELOPMENT • ‘Jal Dharo Jal Bharo’ program • ‘Farm ponds’ with pucca banks and irrigation systems where the labor component will come from MGNREGS and the Department will provide material and technical skill CONVERGENCE WITH IRRIGATION & WATERWAYS • Embankment strengthening • Vetivar plantation • Larger irrigation projects  Irrigation Dept. may provide for machines and transportation, MGNREGS may provide labor
  18. 18. CONVERGENCE WITH PHED • Soak pits/ recharge pits for water • Platforms for tube-wells • Solid & Liquid waste management CONVERGENCE WITH YOUTH & SPORTS • Development of play grounds CONVERGENCE WITH FOOD & SUPPLIES • Storage structures for food grains
  19. 19. CONVERGENCE WITH COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES AND MSME • Work in Tea Gardens • Work in rubber plantations • Sericulture CONVERGENCE WITH SOCIAL WELFARE & CHILD DEVELOPMENT • • • • • Construction of AWC AWC toilets Development of play grounds of AWC Orchards on AWC land (where available) Support to the families of the victims of
  20. 20. VILLAGE LEVEL CONVERGENCE Convergence through Habitationbased Planning Gram Sansad (Ward level) Panchayats Civil Society Organizations/ NGOs Community-based Organizations/ SHG Federations Representatives of different line Departments
  21. 21. OUR SUBMISSION • Convergence must be both-ways• Not merely taking MGNREGS fund and running departmental activities • But pooled resources • Fund • Technical expertise • Supervisory support • Issues related to MIS, e-Musters, eFMS are to be tackled as we go along
  22. 22. • Convergence is a way of life • It is the key to the success of livelihood generation for the poor under MGNREGA Thanks

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