MNREGA
MNREGA completes 10 years. A few women explain how it worked for them!

The world’s biggest public works programme completes 10 years this month. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was enacted in September 2005, with the purpose of guaranteeing 100 days of employment in villages to any household willing to do manual work at minimum wage. It started from 200 districts in February the next year. Under this law, any adult residing in the rural parts can demand work from the government and is entitled to get it within 15 days. If the government fails in this duty, the worker is entitled to an unemployment allowance. Over its life, MNREGA has had many successes, particularly the way it has benefited women workers.
Read here: www.scroll.in/article/803125/the-soul-of-women-and-life-of-the-poor-five-women-explain-why-mnrega-works-for-them

Author: Digital Empowerment Foundation
Category: DEF, NEWS
Date: February 23, 2016
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