Placed at: Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh
Education: MTech in Technology and Development, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Prior work experience: No prioir work experience
One key work during fellowship
- Only about half the district had ongoing MGNREGS works in 2012-13, remote villages which would benefit from roads, ponds, etc. had no works being taken up and lack of monitoring due to maoist threat was given as a reason.
What was done:
- Personally visited various internal villages, interacted with people, asked them to put up demand for works and got these works sanctioned at district level. Ensured execution of work and quality by regularly visiting work sites and interacting with laborers through out 2013-14.
- In the financial year 2013-14, MGNREGS works were opened and executed in all panchayats in the district (barring a handful where no outsiders are allowed), expenditure almost doubled over the previous years and many hamlets were connected by roads. The overall improvement was such that district Narayanpur received annual MGNREGS award for overall performance for that year.