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MGNREGS in Jharkhand

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  • Deogharia, Prakash Chandra

    () (Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh)

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Employment guarantee programs have often been used by developing countries to ensure livelihood of the poorer sections of the society without recourse to physical or human capital. India started the world’s largest such program in 2005 in the form of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the background of jobless growth during most part of the nineties, stagnation or even decline in agricultural productivity, and increased migration of poor people from rural to urban areas. The scheme was devised as a public work programme with a rights based approach to development, providing income security through guaranteed wage employment. Present paper analyses the Indian experience by examining the working of the scheme in a lagging region, where supposedly the scheme should be both necessary and beneficial.

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  • Deogharia, Prakash Chandra, 2014. "MGNREGS in Jharkhand," Journal of Regional Development and Planning, JRDP, vol. 3(1), pages 77-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jrdpin:0027
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    Keywords

    Labour; Social Security; Employment Guarantee; India; Government Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E64 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Incomes Policy; Price Policy
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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