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NREGA CASE Study

NREGA has improved the lives of thousands of agricultural laborers across the
country. Ms. Yasmeen Akhtar (Consultant-NREGA) sends up one such case of Hemraj Dhave
from the betul district of Madhya Pradesh.
With the scarcity of potable water as well as water for agriculture, the people of Betul
District were facing many hardships in their daily life.
Hemraj Dhave was on agricultural land owner in this district, whose land was barren
and served no purpose. He has four children who are studying. As he was the sole
breadwinner in his family it was with great difficulty that he was able to sustain his family.
He worked mostly as a laborer on other peoples land and elsewhere in his village. Hemraj
did not mind the kind of work that he was doing as at that point of time it was important for
him to earn enough so that he could feed his family members. On same occasions his wife
would also accompany him for work in order to work enough for the family. Thus life was a
desperate struggle for Hemraj.
Hemraj regularly attended the Gram Sabha meetings and through such meetings he
got to know about the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(NREGA). He applied for a
job card and got himself and his wife enrolled in the scheme. In three months a well was
constructed on his land. In which he along with his wife and 12 other worked. The equal and
sufficient wages have brought a ray of hope In their dark lives. He started growing vegetables
and food grains. He took care of the plants whole heartedly and this can be seen in the growth
of the plants. This has increased the financial capacity of the family.
Hemraj is also happy about his bank account which was opened under NREGA. This
has uplifted his social status and he has also started to save money. He says, This scheme
has provided me work in my village and has assured food for the unfortunate people like me.
I wish that this scheme should continue forever so that our lives could change for the better.
(Courtesy Grameen Bharat)

NREGA CASE Study

Name:

Chand Pal

Age:

41

Residence:

Hafizganj (Bareilly)

Status:

Married/Unmarried

No. of dependent:

M 2,
F3

Property:

Nothing

Income:

Before employee in NREGA Rs. 2,000 per year


After employee in NREGA Rs. 10,000 per year

Chand Pal was an unemployed person. He has no property. He has three children. He
worked as a labor on other peoples land. He has not earn a lot of money. One day, he
attended the Gram Sabha meeting. He did not know about NREGA, when he know about
NREGA in Gram Sabha meeting, then he joined the National Rural Employment Guarantee
Act (NREGA). He applied for a job card and filled a master roll form. Now Chand Pal is also
happy about his bank account, which was opened under NREGA. First he worked in road
construction. Now he did maintenance of our family and he started to save money.

NREGA CASE Study

Name:

Shre Pal

Age:

25

Residence:

Hafizganj (Bareilly)

Status:

Married/Unmarried

No. of dependent:

M 1,
F2

Property:

None

Income:

Before employee in NREGA Rs. 3,000 per year


After employee in NREGA Rs. 8,000 per year

Chand Pal was an unemployed person. He has no property. He has three members. He
has a little baby. He could not plan good education to his baby because he could not earn a lot
of money. One day when he was going to work he heared about the National Rural
Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). He was impressed by this act. He went near the Gram
Pradhan and he asked him for the job in NREGA. He filled a master roll form. He applied for
a job card and for a bank account. Now he can save the money for his babys education.

NREGA CASE Study

Name:

Pradeep Kumar

Age:

24

Residence:

Navadiya (Bareilly)

Status:

Married/Unmarried

No. of dependent:

M 1,
F1

Property:

None

Income:

Before employee in NREGA Rs. 2,500 per year


After employee in NREGA Rs. 7,500 per year

Pradeep belongs to a good education family. He is a intelligent person. But in 20082009, when the market was down the many people become unemployed. He too was affected
and he lost his job. Then he was disturbed for his life. One day he come to know about
NREGA. He applied for a job card, he opened his bank account in his bank under NREGA.
Now he earns in NREGA and he applied for a high job in NREGA. Now he can maintin his
family.

NREGA CASE Study

Name:

Rakesh

Age:

24

Residence:

Hafizganj (Bareilly)

Status:

Married/Unmarried

No. of dependent:

M 2,
F3

Property:

Nothing

Income:

Before employee in NREGA Rs. 3,500 per year


After employee in NREGA Rs. 10,000 per year

Rakesh belongs a poor family and low caste. No person in his family is employed, so
he was disturbed for his life. He has no property. He worked as a labor, who earns little
money. One day, he heard about the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).
He impressed by this act. So he desired to do the work in the NREGA. Then he filled a
master roll form and applied for a job card. He opened his bank account in his bank. He
worked in road construction. Now he can earn for the maintenance for his family and he has
started for saving the money.

NREGA CASE Study

Name:

Saurabh

Age:

22

Residence:

Hafizganj (Bareilly)

Status:

Married/Unmarried

No. of dependent:

M 1,
F1

Property:

2 Beegha

Income:

Before employee in NREGA Rs. 2,500 per year


After employee in NREGA Rs. 8,000 per year

Saurabh was a educated person but he was unemployed. He has only 2 beegha land.
He could not earn enough to maintain his family. He was facing many problems every day.
Then his friend told him about NREGA. He got to know about a lot of about NREGA from
Gram Sabha. When he collected a lot of information about NREGA, he filled a master roll
form, applied for a job card and opened a bank account. Now he works in NREGA. Now he
thinks, that he has a bright future.