Title: IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT
GUARANTEE ACT ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: A CASE STUDY IN
DAVANAGERE DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA
Authors: Chandrashekhara. Y & Dr. Pallavi S Kusugal
Chandrashekhara. Y* & Dr. Pallavi S Kusugal**
*. Research Scholar, Department of Studies and Research in Economics,
Tumkur University, Tumkuru. **. Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in Economics,
Tumkur University, Tumkuru.
MLA 8 Y, Chandrashekhara., and Dr Pallavi S Kusugal. "IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: A CASE STUDY IN DAVANAGERE DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 2019, pp. 6518-6532, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=503. Accessed Oct. 2019.
APA Y, C., & Kusugal, D. (2019, October). IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: A CASE STUDY IN DAVANAGERE DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(10), 6518-6532. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=503
Chicago Y, Chandrashekhara., and Dr Pallavi S Kusugal. "IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE ACT ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: A CASE STUDY IN DAVANAGERE DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 10 (October 2019), 6518-6532. Accessed October, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=503.
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Abstract: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has been
playing an important role in employment generation and poverty alleviation in rural India. It was
"an Act to provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of
the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every
financial year to every household whose adult members' volunteer to do unskilled manual work
and for matters connected or incidental thereto". In this paper an attempt has been made to
evaluate the changes in terms of employment level, income level, expenditure pattern, savings
pattern, and living standard of the sample beneficiaries in the study area between preMGNREGA and post- MGNREGA period; and to offer policy measures to improve the
performance of the MGNREGA programme in generating rural livelihood. The present study is
mainly based on primary data collected directly from the selected sample beneficiaries of
MGNREGA through personal interview. Simple statistical tools like averages, ratios, percentages
have been employed for the analysis. The main findings reveal that the proportion of
employment generation, income generation, average expenditure and savings and assets creation
were found to be quite significant in post-MGNREGA period as compared to that of in preMGNREGA period in the study areas. Similarly the MGNREGA has made positive impact on the
living standard of sample beneficiaries in the study areas. Based on the findings the study
suggested that the statutory 100 days of employment per adult member of rural household should
be guaranteed instead of 100 days per rural household. This would help in improve the income
level of households who mainly depend on MGNREGA for their livelihood and the performance
of MGNREGA in backward (Jagalur) taluk is low. Therefore the officials should take for
effective implementation of the programme in the backward areas.
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