IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE SCHEMES IN VILLUPURAM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
The MGNREGS provides employment opportunity to every rural household for 100 days per year. This will enable the rural household to get wage rate in order to raise their standard of living in the country. The wage rate remains high and the income is being distributed through employment. The present study has taken initiative to discuss impact of MGNREGS in a poor people dominated village of Villupuram district. The researcher also concludes that there is significant inter block variation with respect to impact of MGNREGS on rural livelihood. It is also inferred that the main factor that reveals the empowerment of the sampled households is the ‘recognition from the society’. The main economic impact of the scheme is the decrease in the amount of income spent on food consumption. The researcher also identified the wish of the majority of the household who insisted on avoiding contractor in the function of the scheme.
MGNREGS, Employment and Blocks.