NREGA Reforms - Building Rural India| 56mins
Director: Shobhit Jain & Pinky B.C. | Producer: Samaj Pragati Sahayog
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: India
The NREGA promises the largest ever employment program in human history. This film takes you on a fascinating journey through space and time. It traces the historical roots of NREGA to the Great Depression of the 1920s. It brings to you myriad voices of the people of Indiaâ€™s remote rural hinterlands who speak of the distress that led to the enactment of NREGA, the problems facing the implementation of the program and their efforts to make it a success on the ground. Implemented well, the NREGA can regenerate the environment and create millions of sustainable livelihoods, thereby kick-starting a stagnant rural economy. The film provides powerful visual evidence of the enormous potential of NREGA and outlines the reforms required to help realize this potential.