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Article Published In Vol.3 (Jan-Feb-2015)

Impact Assessment of MGNREGA: Study of Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand, India

Author : R.S. Negi, Santosh Singh and Rekha Dhanai

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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA) renamed as Mahatma Gandhi NationalRural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the most pragmatic approach to the problems of rural poverty and unemployment. In fact, the Scheme ensures the economic security of the rural poor by providing guaranteed wage employment. MGNREGA has positive impact on employment pattern of women. MGNREGA works are largely focused on land and water resources which include: water harvesting and conservation, soil conservation and protection, irrigation provisioning and improvement, renovation of traditional water bodies, land development and drought proofing. The study is an attempt to assessment the impact on implementation and effectiveness of the Act in district Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, during the financial year 2013-14.

Keywords: Employment, MGNREGA, Poverty; Water Scarcity

 

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