CSTEP’s study on ‘A Framework for Quantifying the Climate Co-Benefits of MGNREGS Works’ has been published as a T20 policy brief by the Observer Research Foundation
The study involved a rapid assessment of MGNREGS works executed under a large-scale river rejuvenation programme, ‘Usharmukti’, in West Bengal.
The assessment reveals increased surface & groundwater availability through higher water harvesting & ground water recharge, income diversification through the creation of additional livelihoods, and significant carbon sequestration through plantations & social forestry.
The methodology to assess Usharmukti works led to the development of a framework that can help in assessing the climate co-benefits arising from MGNREGS works at a national level.
Read the report here.