OPEN ACCESS PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL INDEXED GOOD IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Call For Papers Vol 10(02): 2023, Publication Date 31 July 2023 (Online) and 15 August 2023 (Print), Last date of the submission is 15 June 2023

Contextualising National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India

Rohit Sharma


  1. Assistant Professor at the PG Department of Political Science, Arya College, Ludhiana, Punjab INDIA


In the recent times, the government initiated various programmes to change the trajectory of development model and make it more inclusive and pro- poor oriented. The programmes like, mid-day meal, National Rural Health Mission , Bharat Nirman and Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee  Act (NREGA) were initiated  in order to ensure that growth is  evenly distributed and tried to revive the rural economy which was neglected by liberalisation policies. In this context the present paper is an attempt to locate and contextualise NREGA, within a rights discourse to have an analytical understanding.

Employment, MGNAREGA, Social Welfare