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Success of MGNREGA: delusion or reality – study of Tonk District, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economics, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Department of Economics, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 18-26, April,14 (2017)

Abstract

Rural poverty and its eradication has always been a critical issue in our Nation. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is a UPA flagship programme ensures job guarantee of 150 days in a financial year to adult member of rural family who volunteer to do unskillful manual work. The aim of this study is to access the achievements of MGNREGA in Tonk District of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is one among the Indian states where the performance of social welfare scheme MGNREGA is found pleasing, therefore Tonk districts of Rajasthan is been selected as a research area for the study. Prominence is also been made on trend of employment under the scheme, contribution ratio among male, females and minority classes. Result of the study is grounded on the data gathered for five years that is from financial year 2011-12 to 2015-16. The study is based purely on secondary data. The main findings of the study are maximum workers in the scheme are from the peer group of 30-40 years. The participation ratio in person day’s generation is highest among Scheduled Castes as compared to Scheduled Tribes.

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