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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Ria Kasliwal, Mridusmita Bordoloi, Avani Kapur
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 to every rural household that demands work.
Using government reported data, this brief reports on the trends for:
■ Allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Paid wages and delayed compensations; and
■ Employment demanded and provided.