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Contemporary Practices of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Contemporary Practices of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Insights from Districts

First Edition
  • K. B. Saxena - Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India

May 2015 | 120 pages | SAGE India

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a major flagship programme of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, implemented since February 2006. Its primary objective is to expand wage employment besides natural resource management for sustainable development that addresses chronic poverty. The programme is also the largest rights-based social protection initiative in the world.

This report is a critical assessment of the implementation of MGNREGS, bringing out its promising aspects as well as weaknesses. The document would help officials and policymakers improve planning and execution of the programme. It would guide researchers and activists in gaining insights into the social dynamics of the process of implementation.

List of Abbreviations
Foreword by M.V. Rao
The MGNREGS: A Theme-wise Report
Consolidated District Reports

Undoubtedly, a useful addition to the increasing literature on MGNREGS. It is useful essentially because of its approach, candid explanations about the weakness of implementation and most importantly its focus on unexplored dimensions such as equity.

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K B Saxena

K.B. Saxena did his masters in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1964 and held important positions in the government such as Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar; Head, Land Reform Division; and Secretary in the Ministries of Welfare, and Rural Development and Health, Government of India. He was Principal Adviser to the Planning Commission as well. He authored two reports for National Human Rights Commission, one on the Atrocities against SCs and the other on National Old Age Pension Scheme. ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351502715