Opinion | Looking for a new version of MGNREGA4 min read 18 Sep 2018, 10:37 PM IST
Merely putting the labour component of other projects in MGNREGA may not lead to any value addition
There are several studies and reports that clearly show that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has accomplished its objectives to a large extent. Initially, this government derided the programme as some kind of a dole—but it later acknowledged its role in rural development, if reluctantly. The chief ministers’ council in a Niti Aayog meeting in July demanded labour payments for farm activities, from sowing to harvesting, to be included in MGNREGA.
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