NREGS is a massive rights-based social protection programme of the country. It evolved tremendously over the past five years, demonstrating the relevance in as well impact on the rural landscape. In spite of being a nationally designed programme, it demonstrated varying performance across states, and several local innovations, improvisations, and adjustments can be seen at the field level.

This latest study released by Centre for Budget and Governance Accountaiblity & Oxfam India reviews the framework on adaptation in India and provides an estimation of the public resources devoted to this sector.

In early October 2009, flash floods hit southern India. The
disaster affected nearly two million people and claimed hundreds
of lives. Oxfam India responded by providing relief provisions to 13,000 households in two of the worst affected districts, Bagalkot in Karnataka and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.