Q: When did you return to the village and how did you come?
Beneficiary: I came back from Pune in April on a motorcycle.
Q: Were you put in an institutional quarantine or asked to self isolate at home?
Beneficiary: As soon as I entered the village, I had to give all my details. The ASHA and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife asked me to go to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) where I was tested. After that I stayed in the village school for 14 days, I went home.
Q: Are you registered for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)?
Beneficiary: My whole family is registered under MGNREGS. I got Rs. 1,100 Rs. for the work that I did. However, now the work has stopped due to the rains.
Q: What is your means for earning a livelihood now that you are back in your village?
Beneficiary: I am majorly doing farming on my own land, and on other people’s land too.
This interview was conducted with an MGNREGS beneficiary in Chincholi, Maharashtra in Hindi on 22 July 2020, and has been translated.