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Impact of MGNREGA on Rural Livelihood of Assam

Journal: International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) (Vol.6, No. 8)

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Page : 141-146

Keywords : Keywords: FY; Financial Year; Government; MGNREGA; Scheme;

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ABSTRACT MGNREGA is the remarkable programme of the Indian Government that directly touches the lives of the rural poor. The Act was enacted on 25th August 2005 and it came into force on 2nd February 2006. In Assam, MGNREGA was introduced in the state in the Financial Year 2006-2007 in 7 districts as the first phase and later it covered 27 districts by the FY 2008-2009. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) focuses at enhancing the livelihood security of the people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage employment in the FY, to a rural household whose members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. MGNREGA highlights in providing unskilled work for rural India in the rural areas. Ensures complete openness and ownership in the governance, improvise the entire system of democracy, ensuring sustainable development by improving the natural resources of land and water and providing an important role to the Panchayati raj. In the FY 2016 – 2017, the empowered Committee of MGNREGA focuses on the construction of Farm Pond, Construction of IHHLs and AWC Building, Construction of Vermi compost Tanks, Plantation and Paver's Block Road. The objective of the paper focuses to study the impact of MGNREGA on the rural life. The second objective focuses on the benefits the rural areas are achieving through the scheme and the problems associated with the implementation of the scheme. It also emphasizes on effective suggestions for the implementation of the scheme. The proper implementation of the scheme will be beneficial to the nation by reducing poverty and generating employment in the nation.

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