Panchayats & Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal


The year 2014-15 has been declared as the year of convergence in MGNREGA. Overwhelmed by the success of the mega job scheme in creating sustainable livelihood support in West Bengal, Panchayat and Rural Development of West Bengal has prepared a roadmap for convergence between MGNREGA and other social sector schemes. A Convergence Action Plan for the current fiscal envisages convergence of schemes of 17 departments such as agriculture, forest women development along with scope of convergence of seven of its own programmes.  These initiatives in convergence with other departments and programmes are expected to generate an additional 6 crore person-days in the financial year 2014-15. The plan also aims to provide momentum to asset creation.