MGNREGS :Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Avani Kapur & Meghna Paul
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 to every rural household that demands work.
Using government reported data, this brief reports on:
■ Trends in GoI allocations and releases and total expenditures;
■ Trends in employment provided and wages paid;
■ Physical assets created and status of work completion.