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

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

By Avani Kapur, Abhishri Aggarwal, Devashish Deshpande, and Yamini Aiyar
25 January 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
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