International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

ISSN: 2455-2070

Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2015)

A comparative study on Mahatma Gandhi NREGA-with reference to employment outcomes and expenditure outcomes in last five years

Author(s): Arpit Shailesh, Dr Taruna
Abstract: Poverty is one of the big challenges India is facing today. The Government of India has given more stress on employment generation and poverty reduction. Only Economic growth can help in poverty reduction. Several poverty reduction schemes have been introduced like Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP), Training Rural Youth for Self-Employment (TRYSEM), Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP), etc. All these are still not effective in eliminating the problem of unemployment leading to poverty. Consequently, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was started which is also an essential tool for a comprehensive growth. The main objective of an inclusive growth is to offer sufficient number of dynamic employment prospects. To provide employment opportunity for women, MGNREGA is the most ambitious antipoverty scheme launched in India. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) was introduced with an objective of improving the acquiring power of the people living in rural areas, chiefly partial or un-skilled work to people residing in the rural sector, irrespective of the fact that they are under the poverty line and about one-third of the specified labour force is women. The first law that on an international level guarantees employment at an unmatched scale is NREGA. This Act was incorporated on February 2, 2006 in a phased method. Now the NREGA was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in 2nd October 2009 by the government order of S.O. 1860 (E), dated 30th July, 2010. The main ambition of the research is to study the advancement of MGNREGA and also to understand the service generation performance of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Women’s and others running in other parts of India. The Current research is mostly grounded on secondary sources which are collected from various Indian Government Reports, the website of MGNREGA, Books, Newspapers, Journals, Articles, etc
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