Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Blog: Mainstreaming climate resilience through MGNREGS: Learning from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai

In September 2021, Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district set a record for creating 1,121 farm ponds in 30 days by leveraging the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The initiative’s aim was to ensure adequate water for agricultural and domestic purposes throughout the year while creating assets that would make the local communities more resilient to imminent climate disasters.

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