Economic and climate impact on MGNREGA participation rate in Karnataka
Dr. Panduranga R, Dr. Manoj Dolli
The agriculture is directly and climate is indirectly influenced on the un-employment in rural area but changes in climate could significantly impact on agriculture. The cross section data has been used from 2006-2017. The study has measured simple linear regression analysis to quantify the impact of Agriculture, Climate, and Economic variables on employment demanded labors in MGNREGA. The economic and agriculture parameters are positively influence on MGNREGA but not gross irrigated area. But the interaction term of climate and fertilizer in irrigated and un-irrigated area reduce the labour shift from agriculture to other activity and vice versa. The crop diversification significantly negative impact on participation rate of MGNREGA. So, labors are concentrated in both areas for work.