Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: A Primer
Updated: May 15
Authored by: Apurav Maggu, Siddarth Seem, Anhad Hundal
This paper is an overview of the background, objectives, history, implementation, and challenges of MGNREGS in India. It discusses wage payments, the participation of marginalized communities, yearly budgetary allocation to the scheme and criticisms levied against it since its inception. Further, there are contradictions in the statements made by different administrations, which this paper attempts to address by looking at different data points.
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