MGNREGA Mobile App: Janmanrega – Citizen-centric Mobile Application :
Nowadays everyone has an android phone. And after the data price-revolution in India, most of the people from rural areas also are connected to the Internet world. Considering these facts, the government has launched an Android app named “Janmanrega” for workers working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. So the MGNREGA scheme will reach all the needy people who really need this MGNREGA scheme to improve their life.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme was launched in 2005. The main aim of this scheme is to provide at least 100 days of work to the unskilled workers in rural areas from all over India. And the second aim is to build assets in rural areas to develop the area. The MGNREGA scheme is running in many districts of different states and union territories of India. The best thing about this scheme is that people will get their daily wages directly in the bank and they can see all the past work details online using the job card.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has some provisions in favour of workers. Based on this, they have a provision to know all the information related to the MGNREGA scheme. If a citizen is aware of all the facts and information regarding this scheme then it will be easy for the government to run this scheme in a transparent and effective manner. And this program is totally dependant on the participation of the people. The MGNREGA scheme was launched to provide employment in rural areas and decrease poverty to improve livelihoods.
JANMANREGA will become a mode of direct communication with people. It will connect the citizens to the system which will pass the information from the ground level.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched this JANMANREGA app on the 19th of June 2017 with the collaboration of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC, Hyderabad).
Features of the NREGA Mobile App
- Simple Interface
The JANMANREGA App has a very simple interface to use. It also shows the background information about the MGNREGA scheme, objectives of the scheme, and stakeholders of this scheme.
- Changing Language Preferences
It’s easy to switch between English & Hindi Versions of the App.
- User Registration
You can register yourself using your Mobile number. Only after Registration by User, Searching for Assets & Providing Feedback on Assets can be carried out.
- Searching for Assets
People can search for nearby assets in “Search Assets”.Fill out information such as State, District, Block, Panchayat, and other information and click on submit then it will show the MGNREGA assets near you with location marker. The app uses ISRO’s Bhuvan map to show MGNREGA assets. You can also use the satellite view mode. After tapping on any location marker, the app will show you details (Asset Name, Location & Description) of that running asset with photographs.
- Looking for Nearby Assets
People can search for assets in “Nearby Assets” within the 100 to 5000-meter area. The process is the same as mentioned above.
- Giving Feedback about Assets
You can use “Give Asset Feedback” to give the feedback of an asset in which you are working. The app will show you the assets based on your location, you can select the asset for which you have to give the feedback. Then give the feedback on that asset. If you can’t see your assets in there then you can submit feedback with photographs of the asset.
You can watch this video provided by the official website of the MGNREGA scheme to get some more information about the Janmanrega App.
The Janmanrega app is available in English and Hindi Language. To download the Janmanrega app, click here.