Aniket Choudhary

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Placed at:   Budgam, Jammu & Kashmir

Education: PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Raipur; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, from College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur

Prior work experience:

  • Worked for nine months as a Sales Manager with Flareum Technolgies Pvt. Ltd. and eight months as Assistant System Engineer with Tata Conultancy Services. Also, completed two months internship with HPCL in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Key work during fellowship

Issue:

  • People in rural areas have limited access to information and resources, thereby resulting in low awareness levels and poor understanding of the structure of schemes. People did not understand the role of Gram Sabhas and the concept of demanding work as provided under MGNREGA.

What was done:

  • Created Mass Awareness Campaign in 100 different villages under “Punarjagran” Scheme with the help of NYK (Nehru Yuva Kendra) volunteers. Explained clearly the benefits of different schemes and the role of people in MGNREGA i.e., how to demand work, wage payments, etc.

Impact:

  • Successfully completed mass awareness in 100 villages from 8 blocks of the district. Also, completed IPPE (Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise) in NREGA in 3 selected blocks where selection and prioritization of works was done after wide consultation of people in Gram Sabhas and the labor budget was prepared accordingly, resulting in better opportunities for the people in rural areas.