Case Study - Anti people attitude in MGNREGA Activities:


Village Damak Guda a small dalit dominated villages under Deopottangi Gram Panchayat , Pottangi Block. All 25 household belongs to Damba Community living high hill nearby Deopotangi Panchayat office. The community people’s are organised to conducting meetings in the time of festive occasion . Two Self Help Group formed by 10 &12 women of the village with support of PRASTUTEE and involved in traditional Bambo making work to earn 500 to 700 hundred rupees individually every month. The all families are land less to living with measurable life in case of food security. The community have strong governance system and internal conflict resolution , but before they have no idea and knowledge on Panchayat provisions and their rights .

In the year 2012-13 PRASTUTEE enhance the governance system and ensure the human rights to facilitate a project name Integral Human Development of Dalit & Adivasi in Koraput district to assess the provision and lacuna of Gram panchayat under the assessment studies and formed a Village Development Committee to follow and monitor the provisions and educate the community through training and interface .

The community site together every month to discussed the problem and try to solve at village level and also issues are raised in monthly GP nodal meeting .The job seekers under MGNREGA are raise issues of nonpayment in Social Audit organised by PRASTUTEE at Deopottangi GP office in presence of Ombudsmen. According the job seekers a Road work in total estimated cost Rs.300000/- from Damakguda to Totaguda constructed in the year 2012 . 36 job seekers of Damakguda engaged 35 days, but received only 10 days wages till know. After the end of the Social Audit session the job seekers are writing application and send to Ombudsmen . Now the Ombudsmen issued a letter to BDO, Pottangi for reply .


Prepared By :


Dilip , Susanta & Narasingha

IHDDA Project, PRASTUTEE, Koraput