Dalits of Bundelkhand: living with hunger and dying of NREGA mafia

This report describes the findings of a rapid survey conducted by Centre for Environment and Food Security (CEFS) to evaluate the performance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the 50 poorest dalit villages of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

The rapid survey was conducted in the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Jhansi and Lalitpur. The report describes the experiences of villagers from the five districts in Uttar Pradesh with the (MGNREGS) and also presents reports from newspapers that have shed light on the sad state of implementation of projects in the country under the MGNREGS.