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International Journal of Home Science

2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART A

MGNREGs: A weapon socio-economic empowerment of rural women

Author(s): Dr. Komal Patel and Dr. Nidhi Gupta
Abstract:
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) presently known as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS) is crucial for women empowerment in our country. The act plays a significant role to meet the practical as well as strategic needs of women’s participation. The main objective of the present study is an in-depth analysis of the potentials of MGNREGs in bringing socio-economic empowerment of rural women in Anand District. Out of 8 blocks in Anand District, 3 blocks were selected namely Sojitra, Tarapur and Umreth. The primary data for the study was collected from 284 women MGNREGS beneficiaries selected from 9 villages of 3 blocks from Anand district. The study was based on structured questionnaires, with personal interviews of MGNREGs beneficiaries. The results revealed that Approximately two-fifth of the women respondents belongs to 35-50 years group and studied up to Primary level or were illiterate (39%).That three-fifth (59%) of the respondents were found in the income categories of (Rs.1000-2500) while residing in Medium size family system (64.4%) respondent’s. It was noted that half of the women beneficiaries (50%) have 2-5 years’ experience in working with MGNREGs. Moreover, the study also revealed that Overall impact analysis of MGNREGs women beneficiaries with respect to their socio-economic empowerment revealed more economical and social empowerment in comparison to their personal empowerment.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Komal Patel, Dr. Nidhi Gupta. MGNREGs: A weapon socio-economic empowerment of rural women. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(3):04-08.
International Journal of Home Science