CLUSTER FACILITATION TEAM - MNREGA -
MAHATMA GANDHI RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT
The idea of the CFT – Cluster Facilitation Team was conceived by the Govt. Of India (GOI) to synergize Mahatma Gandhi NREGS and National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), run by the GOI through state governments and central agencies like Rural Development Department and implemented by community institutions like gram panchayats. The main objective of the CFT project is to substantially enhance the quality of assets being created in the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS with the assistance of civil society organizations and thereby address the issue of rural livelihoods diligently. The Cluster Facilitation Team, deployed in the Block, plays critical facilitation and capacity-building roles at the grassroots level to mobilize community-based organizations CBOs and Gram Panchayats. Under the CFT scheme, we at CARD broadly function as a technical secretariat to the more than 500-gram panchayats.CARD is implementing partner of NREGS with the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh in 8 blocks of Dindori, Mandla, Chhindwara, Dhar, and Ujjain distts, covering around more than 1000 villages and 75 employees, facilitating the development of and positively impacting around 30000 rural lives.