Policy Briefs & Reports

Budget Brief 2017-18: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Devashish Deshpande, Avani Kapur, Yamini Aiyar, Abhishri Aggarwal

Centre for Policy Research

January 25, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is the flagship rural employment scheme of the Government of India (GOI). It aims to provide 100 days of employment per rural household.

Using government reported data, this brief reports on:

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