In Dantewada and Kuakonds blocks of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada community is involved deeply in planning of the MGNREGA works which is not only leading to increased income but also an increase in trust of the rural communities residing in these regions.
Community planning process
The case study portrays the changes that have occured in Masulpani Gram Panchayat as a result of watershed work done under MGNREGA. It also highlights how community has taken lead in planning process under the High Impact Mega watershed project.
In Badejirakhal Gram Panchayat in Bastar district community members are excited about the planning done for watershed in their villages. This case study introduces the planning process adopted under the High Impact Megawatershed project.
Chhattisgarh Mega Watershed Project is a joint initiative of the Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation and Axis Bank Foundation. This four-year project aspires to enhance the income of 100,000 small and marginal farmers on a sustainable basis, more than 40 percent of whom belong to the Scheduled Tribes through a consortium of 13 CSOs