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2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART A

MGNREGA and policy institutional factors

Author(s): K Keerthi and Dr. P Amala Kumari
MGNREGArn(Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) is to enhancernlivelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteedrnwage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult membersrnvolunteer to do unskilled manual work. Under the Act every Gram Panchayatrn(village council) should have an annual MGNREGA plan that includes a list ofrnall the projects that need to be carried out in the community. These projectsrncould include building new wells, repairing roads or irrigating farmland. Thernresulting assets – such as wells, roads or irrigation systems – should be usedrnand accessed by the whole community. Under Section 17 ofrnMGNREGA, independent social audits of the Gram Panchayats should happenrnevery 6 months, carried out by a third party. These audits should bernparticipatory, including all village members to ensure that MGNREGA worksrnare being carried out inclusively, fairly and following with all policyrninstitutional factors with annual plans. A sample of 120 respondents wasrnselected from Janapala Cheruvu Agraharam and Pamidipadu of Bestavaripeta andrnKorisapadu Mandals of Prakasam districts in Andhra Pradesh respectively. Therndata reveals that the norms were drawn keeping I view the past experiences andrnconstrains encountered in achieving the objective of providing ruralrnemployment. Almost 50% of the norms were neglected. If not controlled this mayrnlead to process constraints, hindering the execution thereby, employmentrngeneration.
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How to cite this article:
K Keerthi, Dr. P Amala Kumari. MGNREGA and policy institutional factors. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):40-41.

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