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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: A Primer

Updated: May 15, 2020

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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