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MGNREGA Scheme's features, goals, objective, plan for rural India development



Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme's aims objective and features

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the biggest social security in the world. It is a government Employment scheme.

MGNREGA’s aims to offer livelihood, sustenance, and employment to the rural communities and laborers in India.

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is introduced in 2005, which was now named as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

MGNREGA scheme guarantees income security to rural families and provides a minimum of 100 days of definite wage employment in one year.

It is applicable for adults who have volunteered for unskilled manual labor.

After launching this scheme in 2006, it has changed the lives of the rural labor market, it’s great opportunity to the rural householder to earn minimum income by getting job cards on this scheme.

MGNREGA scheme helps poor to climb out of poverty and even not-so-poor help as a measure to supplement their income by working during lean agriculture periods.

Conversely, the scheme is comprehensive with higher participation woman and SC, ST individuals.

Features of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme

On MGNREGA, 30% of the total workforce has to be the woman. the wage list is identified by the center but it is state specific. On no conditions, wages can fall below 100 in a single day.

Unemployment allowance will be ¼th of wage rate. Schedule of rates is state specific (State declared the peace and time rates).

MGNREGA takes a demand-based approach, means the enthusiasm of the work is first considered and work is planned and estimated. Rural people decide the time when they needed.

All people enrolling for MGNREGA will be given job cards. Since 2008, beneficiaries have been receiving their wages directly in their post office or bank account.


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