Janmanrega - citizen feedback app on MGNREGA
This topic provides information about Janmanrega - a citizen feedback app on assets created as part of MGNREGA.
The mandate of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
MGNREGA is implemented in all rural districts of the country.
Need for a mobile app
The Indian Parliament passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act on 23rd August 2005. The Act has inherent provisions for proactive disclosure of information to its citizens in reference to implementation of the MGNREGS.
Citizen awareness is a key to efficient, effective and transparent execution of the scheme, while the programme rests on participation principles. Paradigm shift from an employment-oriented to a sustainable and productive livelihood support programme warrants greater public engagement. Mobile phone acts as a mode of communication with people at farther places, with greater ease and lesser time.
Janmanrega is an instrument for information flow to and from ground-level, which will connect citizens with the system. An initiative towards good governance, Janmanrega is an interface to improve quality of public services.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched ‘Janmanrega’ – a Citizen-centric Mobile Application (CCMA) on 19th of June 2017.
Janmanrega has been developed with collaboration between the MoRD, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC, Hyderabad).
Services offered by Janmanrega
Beta Version of the Android Application allows locating already geotagged more than 1.78 crore Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme’s (MGNREGS) Assets within Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Bhuvan Map Interface along with their attributes and two photographs using an Android mobile phone. Citizens will also be able to provide feedback about assets that have been created under the programme. To access the above mentioned services, users have to register first.
The app is available in English and Hindi.
To download the app, click here.
Source : MGNREGA website