Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

12 July 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, and
  • Physical assets created and status of work completion