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A Comprehensive Overview of Departmental Convergence Under MGNREGS

Avani Kapur, Ritwik Shukla , Sidharth Santhosh

While government departments work in silos, there is potential to synergise effort, finances, and technical expertise to plan and implement programmes and achieve holistic objectives. This can benefit scheme delivery by ensuring tasks are coordinated and conducted in timely fashion; fewer net resources are allocated towards one objective; and there is scope for increasing reach and coverage, ensuring smoother monitoring, and stronger feedback and accountability mechanisms.

This issue brief aims to highlight how convergence is understood by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in various government documents including guidelines, letters, and circulars.

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