MGNREGA Reforms: Building Rural India


This 56 minute film takes you on a fascinating journey through space and time. It traces the historical roots of MGNREGA to the Great Depression of the 1920s. It brings to you myriad voices of the people of India’s remote rural hinterlands who speak of the distress that led to the enactment of MGNREGA, 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. The film has been scripted by Mihir Shah and made by the SPS international award winning film team led by FTII graduates Shobhit Jain and Pinky Brahma Choudhury.

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