Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Report on Environmental Benefits and Vulnerability Reduction through MNREGA

Extract from the Report - Study Conducted by Indian Institute of Science:  The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.… Read More

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MGNREGA Strategy for Information Education and Communication

The Ministry of Rural Development has formulated a comprehensive Information Education and Communication (IEC) Strategy exclusively for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The strategy aims to create awareness among rural people and other stake holders with special focus on MGNREGA workers about various aspects of MGNREGA. The strategy also aims at facilitating… Read More

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MGNREGA has led to higher wage rates in the rural areas

Women and unskilled labourers are the main beneficiaries of the higher wage rates of MGNREGA, which has been revised recently to protect workers against inflation. With effect from April 01, 2013, a maximum wage of Rs 214 has been fixed for Haryana and a minimum of Rs 135 for North Eastern States. Moreover, there is… Read More

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MGNREGA leads to reduction in climate change vulnerability

A national workshop in its study has concluded that MGNREGS is generating multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, leading to improved water availability and soil fertility resulting in increased crop production. It said that increased area under plantations and orchards potentially contribute to alternate incomes, increased employment generation and reduced migration. Further the implementation of MGNREGS works… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshBhilwaraChitradurgaIndian Institute of ScienceMahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ActMGNREGSMinistry of Rural DevelopmentRajasthan

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