4 min read.Updated: 03 Feb 2016, 02:35 AM ISTHimanshu
The relevance of MGNREGA in rural areas goes beyond its success in creating public employment and its impact on wages
This week, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) completes a decade of existence. The Act came into force on 2 February 2006 covering only the 200 poorest districts of the country and was expanded to cover all rural areas of the country from April 2008. This is the largest programme of its nature for providing employment in rural areas anywhere in the world.