Susanta Biswas, a reputed documentary film maker from Kolkata, completed the making of two documentary films on the success stories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, popularly known as NREGA. The Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household who volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
Susanta Biswas documentary titled 'A Step Ahead With NREGA' is based on the success story of Dhanbad Forest Division. The district of Dhanbad in Jharkhand state is itself distinct being the COAL CAPITAL of India. Dhanbad has cemented its place with the help of marked development in NREGA, under striking supervision of the Dhanbad Forest Division in some valuable measures taken in this area by this inspirited team. The Dhanbad Forest Division has gradually bloomed in different objectives of employment consumption as well as employment generation through NREGA. This act assures unemployed rural personals a minimum of hundred day’s employment in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities and raise their standard of living.
The work of the Dhanbad Forest Division is highly appreciable as they have taken NREGA a step ahead in all respects. Besides, this act has made way for a ray of development in the regions of Dhanbad assuring people that they will be keeping the pace with time. NREGA has been working as a multitasking unit as it has been productive under the Forest Department works as well as clinging to its basic ideology of benefiting the overall region to great heights and delivering the people with the much needed employment. The strategic infrastructure has emerged successful in Dhanbad defying all odds and has marched ahead with notions of development holding hands with sustainability.
Again, another Susanta Biswas documentary titled 'Towards Poverty Alleviation' deals with the success story of Ramgarh Forest Division in NREGA. The overall systems of NREGA are most importantly very transparent and open to all from the fact that the progress and information regarding the plans are presented before the people through regular upgradation. Posting these essentials on the worldwide stage makes the system and its efficiency more sophisticated. NREGA with the help of Ramgarh Forest Division and its meticulous efforts has not only provided livelihood security to the people of the region but has also enhanced their living standards by the implementation and execution of the plans. Not only has the employment provided by the act beneficiated the people but the various assets constructed in this flowering procedure are the long term capitals of the area.
Compact Disc of the Documentary Film
Undoubtedly this has been an effort for stabilizing the conditions of the detruded sections of the society and enlightening them with the light of revival.
Earlier, Susanta Biswas's documentary films on sustainable development participated in important conferences and festivals like International Social Communication Cinema Conference, Brain Storming Session on Green India Mission, Kolkata Film Festival etc. Biswas is associated with Krishnaa Human Initiatives as its founder Secretary.
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