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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Avani Kapur, Ria Kasliwal & Jenny Susan John
(2022)

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship scheme to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a Financial Year (FY) to every rural household that demands work.

Using government reported data, this brief reports on:
■ Trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Trends in employment provided and wages paid; and
■ Coverage and participation under the scheme.

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