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
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.
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.