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Title:
BOTTOM OF PYRAMID- A CASE OF MGNREGA

Authors:
PRABAL GARG, MRS. POOJA SEHGAL TABECK


Volume - 2 Issue - 11, Pages - 5148-5157

Abstract:
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is considered as a "Silver Bullet" for eradicating rural poverty and unemployment, by way of generating demand for productive labor force in villages and backward areas of the country. It provides an alternative source of livelihood which will have an impact on reducing migration, restricting child labor, alleviating poverty, and making villages self sustaining increasing their standards of living through productive assets creation such as road construction, cleaning up of water tanks, soil and water conservation work, etc. For which it has been considered as the largest antipoverty program in the world. But the success of this Act depends upon its proper implementation. Thus, the present study attempts to critically examine the implementation process of this program. What are the different factors affecting the program and its impact on tribal livelihoods. The study reveals that there is little impact of MGNREGA on tribal livelihoods in some areas like Odisha and on the same hand in the areas of Rajasthan the scheme is performing much better. The faulty implementation strategy has ruined the spirit of this program. Religion and street biasness and favoritism in case of distribution of job card, dominance of dominant families, defective leadership and improper coordination among the stakeholders have stood as major hurdles in this program.

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[Garg, Prabal, and POOJA S TABECK. "BOTTOM OF PYRAMID- A CASE OF MGNREGA." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 11, 2017, pp. 5148-5157. November.]

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