MGNREGA Permissible Works

Enlistment for employment under the Act:
  The adult members of every household should submit their names, age, sex and address to the Gram Panchayat for registration. This registration will be valid for five years and is open for the whole year. Gram Panchayat will do the verification of details submitted by household for registration.

Permissible Works

  • water conservation and water harvesting including contour trenches, contour bunds, boulderchecks, gabion structures, underground dykes, earthen dams, stop dams and springshed development;
  • drought proofing including afforestation and tree plantation;
  • irrigation canals including micro and minor irrigation works;
  • provision of irrigation facility, dug out farm pond, horticulture, plantation, farm bunding and land development on land owned by households specified in paragraph 1C of Schedule I;
  • renovation of traditional water bodies including desilting of tanks;
  • Land development.
  • flood control and protection works including drainage in water logged areas including deepening and repairing of flood channels, chaur renovation, construction of storm water drains for coastal protection;
  • rural connectivity to provide all weather access, including culverts and roads within a village, wherever necessary;
  • construction of Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra as Knowledge Resource Centre at the Block level and as Gram Panchayat Bhawan at the Gram Panchayat level;
  • agriculture related works, such as, NADEP composting, vermi-composting, liquid bio-manures;
  • livestock related works, such as, poultry shelter, goat shelter, construction of pucca floor, urine tank and fodder trough for cattleshed, azolla as cattle-feed supplement;
  • fisheries related works, such as, fisheries in seasonal water bodies on public land;
  • works in coastal areas, such as, fish drying yards, belt vegetation;
  • rural drinking water related works, such as, soak pits, recharge pits;
  • rural sanitation related works, such as, individual household latrines, school toilet units, anganwadi toilets, solid and liquid waste management;
  • construction of anganwadi centres.56 MGNREGA Operational Guidelines 2013
  • construction of playfields
  • any other work which may be notified by the Central Government in consultation with the State Government.
  • any other work which may be notified by the Central Government in consultation with the State Government.


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