National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme - Madhya Pradesh has helped the rural families protect their livelihoods. It was made posssible due to advance planning at all levels. Employment in rural areas is easily available now. The assets created thorough these jobs will serve as a source of sustainable livelilhoods. People are deamanding health and educational services due to increased purchasing capacity. Convergence with other government schemes has doubled the impact of NREGS-MP, which is now regarded as a model. NREGS-MP is also begining to have a positive impact on agriculture productivity. The creation of "green jobs" as well as taking up of activities like afforestation and plantation is leading to regeneration of the environment.