Year: 2014 | Month: December | Volume 3 | Issue 4

Contribution of MGNREGS in eradication of rural poverty- An Assessment

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Poverty reduction and rural development are the most difficult and biggest challenges in the country. Since independence a number of poverty alleviation and rural development programmes have been implemented during the plan period aiming to reduce poverty.These development programmes can be grouped in two categories (i) wage employment schemes (ii) Scheme self-employment schemes. In these programmsviz: MFALDA, SFDA, Food For Work programme, National Rural Employment programe and Employment Assurance scheme (EAS). During 1989-90 a massive programme of JawaharRozgarYojana was launched by merging NREP and RLEGP. Later a unique new wage employment programme known as SampoornaGrameenaRozgarYojana (SGRY) was introduced by merging JGSY and EAS. The Swarnjayanthi Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY) is a major ongoing programme for the self-employment of the poor.

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