MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (SHRI UPENDRA KUSHWAHA)
(a) Details of permissible works which can be undertaken under Mahatma Gandhi National Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) are at Annexure.
(b) No, Madam.
(c) Does not arise.
Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 4267for 07.08.2014.
I. Category: A:PUBLIC WORKS RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
(i) Water conservation and water harvesting structures to augment and improve groundwater like underground dykes, earthen dams, stop dams, check dams with special focus on recharging ground water including drinking water sources;
(ii) Watershed management works such as contour trenches, terracing, contour bunds, boulder checks, gabion structures and spring shed development resulting in a comprehensive treatment of a watershed;
(iii) Micro and minor irrigation works and creation, renovation and maintenance of irrigation canals and drains;
(iv) Renovation of traditional water bodies including desilting of irrigation tanks and other water bodies;
(v) Afforestation, tree plantation and horticulture in common and forest lands, road margins, canal bunds, tank foreshores and coastal belts duly providing right to usufruct to the households covered in Paragraph 5; and
(vi) Land development works in common land.
II. Category B: COMMUNITY ASSETS OR INDIVIDUAL ASSETS FOR VULNERABLE SECTIONS (ONLY FOR HOUSEHOLDS IN PARAGRAPH5)
(i) Improving productivity of lands of households specified in Paragraphc5 through land development and by providing suitable infrastructure for irrigation including dug wells, farm ponds and other water harvesting structures;
(ii) Improving livelihoods through horticulture, sericulture, plantation, and farm forestry;
(iii) Development of fallow or waste lands of households defined in Paragraph5 to bring it under cultivation;
(iv) Unskilled wage component in construction of houses sanctioned under the Indira AwaasYojana or such other State or Central Government Scheme;
(v) Creating infrastructure for promotion of li