Public Participationunder NREGA
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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been associated for awareness generation among rural population about their legal rights under NREGA. During 2008-09, Government has introduced awards known as Rozgar Jagrukta Puruskar for Outstanding Contribution by Civil Society organisations for social mobilization and awareness generation. The objective of the award is to encourage Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to contribute towards awareness generation and effective implementation of the NREGA at State, District, Block and Gram Panchayat levels through social mobilization. Five Civil Society organisations with outstanding contribution were awarded the Rozgar Jagrukta Puruskar on February 2, 2009.
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development, Shri Pradeep Jain âAdityaâ informed the Lok Sabha today.