SOCIAL IMPACT OF MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE PROGRAM [MGNREGP] ON THE ENHANCEMENT OF LIVELIHOOD SECURITIES IN ELIMINATING POVERTY
Dr. S. John Vasantha Kumar
The human beings have the innate desire of living a quality life. The livelihood securities are the important and basic factors for the standard of living. The developmental program of the Government aims at improving the quality of individual and society as well. The MGNREGP is a vital program in providing rural employment and removing poverty guaranteed 150 days of labor in the rural parts of the country. Thus, this program is certainly an alternative but a tangible means improving livelihood security of the beneficiaries. It offers a skillful labor in the village level to the unskilled labor and improves the individual and society development of the beneficiaries to a considerable margin. In this paper, the researcher presents the potential benefits of social development through MGNREGP beneficiaries towards the objective for which the program had been designed.
KEY TERMS: MGNREGP, livelihood securities, deprivation in well-being, normative poverty, social inclusion, basic minimum needs, Economic provisions, insufficient capacity