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Hardships in Accessing NREGA Wages in Odisha

Survey of Last Mile Challenges In NREGA
Wage Payments In Select Blocks of Odisha, August 2021.

Read our latest report, released October 2022. Executive Summary in English and Odiya.

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Wage Payment Delays in NREGA by the Central Government across Caste and Payment Type from April, 2021, to September, 2021.

Read our latest report, released 29 October, 2021. Thread of media coverage.

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Reducing Exclusions in Tribal Andhra Pradesh

Read about our work with the AP govt. on reducing exclusions in tribal areas here.

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Fellowship to Improve National Schemes

Read about our work with rural development practitioners in Jharkhand, Odisha, AP, and Rajasthan here.

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Who we are

Liberation Technology, a.k.a LibTech India is a team of engineers, social workers, and social scientists who, inspired by the Right to Information movement and the idea of social audits, focus on various aspects of improving transparency, accountability, and democratic engagement in rural public services delivery.

LibTech is a centre at Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi.


What we do

Using a rights-based framework, we have worked on different policies, trying to make them transparent and disseminating data about them to those who can use the information to make the state accountable to them. Our focus has been NREGA and PM-KISAN, but we have also worked on PDS, RTI, and entitlements like pensions and maternity entitlements. We work closely in small geographies to understand processes in public service delivery, and we draw upon field insights for research and policy advocacy work.

LibTech in the News

‘What works in Public service delivery?’ Article by one of our team members published in ‘Andhra Jyothi’ on 22nd November 2022 (Telugu)

Article(Telugu) co-authored by one of our team members on the implementation of ‘Right to Education Act’ in Andhra Pradesh published in Andhra Jyothi. (8 November 2022)

Telangana MGNREGA Half Yearly Tracker 2022-2023 (English)(Telugu) (20 October 2022)

‘Voluntary disclosure is the way ahead in RTI’ article published in Andhra Jyothi News paper in Telugu (12 October 2022)

“The advent of ‘app-solute’ chaos in NREGA” published in The Hindu (25 June 2022)

Our team member participates in a live panel discussion on Amma Vodi scheme, How to overcome Hurdles set by AP Govt to get the Benefits, with ETV AP.(25 June 2022)

Report on MGNREGA Employment in Odisha for the year 2021-2022(30 May 2022)

What’s new with LibTech?

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Employment Guarantee during COVID-19: Role of MGNREGA during the year after the 2020 lockdown – Executive Summary

(Joint study by Azim Premji University, CORD, and National Consortium on MGNREGA).

Full report and other documents can be found here.

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Heavy Wait : Wage Payment Delays in NREGA by the Central Government across Caste and Payment Type from April, 2021 to September, 2021. Access the full report here.

Here is a short presentation with the important highlights of the report.

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Hardships in Accessing NREGA Wages in Odisha: Survey of Last Mile Challenges In NREGA Wage Payments In Select Blocks (October 2022). Full report here.

Executive summary (English and Odiya)

Our mission is to make information actionable for greater transparency, accountability & improved public service delivery.