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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation

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  • Sonalde Desai
  • Prem Vashishtha
  • Omkar Joshi

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This report examines changes in the lives of rural households and in the rural economy against the backdrop of changes brought about by the programme. This research report addresses such challenging questions as who participates in MGNREGA and whether it provides the income protection against poverty that it is designed to provide. What is its role in shaping the income security and well-being of men, women and children in rural households? How is the availability of the programme affecting the transformation of rural labour markets?

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  • Sonalde Desai & Prem Vashishtha & Omkar Joshi, 2015. "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation," Working Papers id:7259, eSocialSciences.
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