Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

Provisions, Implementation and Performance

By N.P. Abdul Azeez, S.M. Jawed Akhtar

Consistent with the approach for an employment-centered development strategy, India's public employment programs are an integral part of the country's planning and policy. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) came into force in 2006 with the objective of enhancing the livelihood security of unorganized workers in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to rural households where members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. The Act further aims to create durable assets and strengthen the livelihood resource base of the rural poor. This book traces the origin and development of MGNREGA and analyzes its impact in India's rural areas in terms of the country's Millennium Development Goals, wage rates, financial inclusion, budgetary allocations, labor migration, ~governance, and environmental concerns. [Subject: India Studies, Sociology, Rural Studies, Labor Studies, Economics]

Publication Date: 1/12/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177083996