Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

3 February 2020

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 to every rural household that demands work.

Using government reported data, this brief reports on:

  • Trends in GoI allocations and releases and total expenditures;
  • Trends in employment provided and wages paid;
  • Physical assets created and status of work completion.