Employment Guarantee Programme and Dynamics of Rural Transformation in India: Challenges and Opportunities by Madhusudan Bhattarai
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 376 Pages | ISBN : 9811062617 | 9.46 MB
This book offers an assessment of the performance, impact, and welfare implications of the world’s largest employment guarantee programme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Launched by the Indian government, the programme covers entire rural area of the country. The book presents various micro-level analyses of the programme and its heterogeneous impacts at different scales, almost a decade after its implementation. While there are some doubts over the future of the scheme as well as its magnitude, nature and content, the central government appears committed to it, as a ‘convergence scheme’ of various other welfare and rural development programmes being implemented at both national and state level.