Role of mgnrega on women empowerment: A study on Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh
V Divya Thejomurthy, Totakura Grace
In the present paper, an attempt has been made to refer to the MGMREGA and women empowerment in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the socio-economic factors viz., caste, occupation, income and expenditure etc., for qualitative participation of women in MGNREGS in the selected area.In early 1990’s Liberalization and globalization increased across India, setbacks of female workers in unorganized sectors since being occupied in different self-employment actions they have lost their livelihood. India still has a psychological trend towards the women and their empowerment in spite of the fact that female are equally capable in contribution towards both domestic and national economy, Women contribution is considered just as an additional work of family unit domain and remains non-monetized. Women are considered vulnerable and economically backward when compared to men. For the development of economically backward women, it is essential to develop their economic and social status.the emancipation of women from the various groups of social, economic, political, caste, and gender-based discrimination is a must. It means granting women the freedom to make life choices.
Women empowerment is possible whereby women became able to organize themselves to increase their own self -reliance, to assert their independent right to make choices and to control resources which will assist in challenging and eliminating their own subordination. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was passed by the Government of India in 2005 in this regard. However, strategy for women’s empowerment needs special attention. There are various methods and means for women empowerment. Some of popular methods of women empowerment including education, entrepreneurial training programmes, formation of self-help groups, social action (feminist movements), legislation, mass communication and propaganda etc. Empowerment trends can be visualized in literature, religion and politics. In this paper, we were trying to focus the socio-economic conditions of women beneficiaries through MGNREGS programme in the selected area.
V Divya Thejomurthy, Totakura Grace. Role of mgnrega on women empowerment: A study on Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 67-71