Role of MGNAREGA in Employment generation and poverty alleviation in Himachal Pradesh
Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Iqbal Khan and Neha
Rural development has been a crucial issue for states with large number of rural population as various programmes has been launched for the development of poor and marginal people living in rural areas. One of them is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). It is considered as a “Silver Bullet” for eradicating rural poverty and unemployment, by way of generating demand for productive labour force in villages. It provides an alternative source of livelihood which will have an impact on reducing migration, alleviating poverty, and making villages self-sustaining 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 anti-poverty programme in India. The present study has been carried out with the objective to assess the role of MGNREGA in employment generation and to know about its physical and financial progress in Himachal Pradesh. For this purpose secondary data has been used. The study concludes that no doubt that MGNAREGA is emerged as a flagship programme for alleviation of poverty by employment generation but there are some draw backs. The Government should take appropriate steps in order to remove its drawbacks and to make it more beneficial for rural people.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Iqbal Khan, Neha. Role of MGNAREGA in Employment generation and poverty alleviation in Himachal Pradesh. Int J Res Finance Manage 2021;4(2):81-87. DOI: 10.33545/26175754.2021.v4.i2a.111