Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Performance of MGNREGA – A Study in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): S. Vijayulu Reddy, T. Viswanadha Reddy
Abstract: The MGNREGA achieves twin objectives of rural development and employment. The works undertaken through MGNREGA focus on eco-restoration and sustainable livelihoods will lead over time, to an increase in land productivity and aid the workers in moving from wage employment to sustainable employment. The average wage rate per day per person in Andhra Pradesh is 116.24 which is below the standard of National average rate of Rs. 120 where as it is up to the mark in Chittoor district i.e., Rs. 119.99. No major roads have been built, no new homes, schools or hospitals or any infrastructure has resulted from the program. At national level, a key criticism is corruption. Poor quality of public works completed under the scheme. The process of selection of works and providing wages should be further strengthened. Frequent checks by the higher authorities will minimize the scope for manipulation of things at gross root level.