Budget Brief 2019-20: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Budget Brief 2019-20: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

1 February 2019

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a flagship scheme of the Government of India (GoI) which aims to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year (FY) to every rural household that demands work. Using government reported data, this brief reports on: 

  • Trends in allocations and expenditures
  • Trends in employment provided and wages paid 
  • Physical assets created and status of work completion
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