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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Avani Kapur & Meghna Paul
(2019)

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a flagship scheme of the Government of India (GoI) which aims 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 and expenditures
■ Trends in employment provided and wages paid, and
■ Physical assets created and status of work completion

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