International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E- ISSN: 2349-4182
P- ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2018)

Evaluation of economic empowerment of MGNREGA beneficiaries: A study in 5 villages of Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh

Author(s): Jaya Dev Kumar
Abstract: In almost all underdeveloped countries where per capita income is very low, income inequality has resulted in a number of evils, of which poverty is certainly the most serious one. Poverty in fact is a socio-economic phenomenon that is intimately associated with inequality. It adversely affects human health, efficiency and productivity which in turn affect their income. It deprives a segment of society of bare necessities of life- food, clothing, housing, education and health. India is a democratic country where more than 69 percent people reside in rural areas. Rural economy depends on agriculture. In India rural development enhances Indian economy which ultimately reduces to the poverty. So economy, rural development and poverty are interrelated and interdependent to each other. In India present strategy of rural development is to provide basic amenities, infrastructure, better livelihood opportunity by improving socio-economic condition of rural poors and to terminate poverty through various wage and self-employment innovative programmes. In this concern NREGA (which is renamed MGNREGA in 2009) Act was passed in 2005 that guaranteed 100 days wage of employment in a year to every rural house. Its increases demand for goods and services. Through this research paper we will try to focus to evaluate the impact of MGNREGA on MGNREGA beneficiaries and their life style of Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The study revealed that the MGNREGA has a lot of changes in the life style of its beneficiaries but the position of lower class household is same as before or negligible change in their life style specially in migration
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