Budget Brief 2018-19: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

By Avani Kapur and Parma Chakravartti
3 February 2018

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a flagship scheme of the Government of India (GoI) which aims to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year (FY) to every rural household that demands work.

Using government reported data, this brief reports on :

  • Trends in allocations and expenditures
  • Trends in employment provided and wages paid
  • Coverage and participation