WILL MNREGA ENSURE SECURITY AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT?: A STUDY OF DISTRICT GARHWAL (UTTARAKHAND)
Since the independence, Government of India has launched many poverty eradication and employment generation program as SGRY, JRY, SJGSY etc. In spite of these programms the condition of poverty and unemployment of India is not so far better. Government of India passed a bill in parliament and launched a new program National Rural Employment Guarantee Program (MNREGA) from 2nd February 2006 for eradicating the poverty and generation of employment in rural areas of India. Again 2nd October 2008 on eve of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti the scheme launched as a Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), which is truly homage to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of rural development. MNREGA gave rural people an opportunity to improve their financial conditions to boost standard of living and socio-economic condition of rural masses through this scheme. In this paper researcher has attempted to show the analysis of this programme by indicating employment generation, 100 days of employment achievement, proportion of women including SCs, gap between issued job cards and provided employment and average number of employment in a year through MNREGA in District Garhwal.
KEYWORDS: SGRY, JRY, MNREGA