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Title:
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MGNREGA AT PANCHAYAT LEVEL: A CASE STUDY

Authors:
Nityananda Patra , Dr. Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay

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Nityananda Patra1 , Dr. Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay2
1,2. Department of Economics, Bankura Zilla Saradamoni Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal, India
2. The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

MLA 8
Patra, Nityananda, and Dr. Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay. "IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MGNREGA AT PANCHAYAT LEVEL: A CASE STUDY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 4485-4502, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=316. Accessed Aug. 2018.
APA
Patra, N., & Chattopadhyay, D. (2018, August). IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MGNREGA AT PANCHAYAT LEVEL: A CASE STUDY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(8), 4485-4502. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=316
Chicago
Patra, Nityananda, and Dr. Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay. "IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MGNREGA AT PANCHAYAT LEVEL: A CASE STUDY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 8 (August 2018), 4485-4502. Accessed August, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=316.

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Abstract:
In spite of many unfavorable macro factors, West Bengal is among the best performing states in the country in terms of the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This article, by taking a case study of Bankura district of West Bengal, tries to understand and review the link, if any, between the financial performance index of MGNREGA and the socio-economic profile of the area under study. A Meta-analysis was also done to critically evaluate the efficacy of the delivery system. Our Panel Data regression analysis reveals that Performance Index of MGNREGS is not at all influenced or determined by any of the select Socio-Economic indicators of the sample village panchayats. Our Meta-analysis shows that besides diversion and defalcation of funds of various kinds, panchayat functionaries even in two different political establishments are not serious enough for their proper implementation rather they function as spending agency resulting into deprivation of proper benefits to the targeted beneficiaries. The lack of capacity to design and implement a large number of meaningful schemes on the part of GPs thus seems to be the major limiting factor in MGNREGS implementation in Bankura. This necessitates greater emphasis on the capacity building of the GPs, especially the backward ones among them.