MGNREGA does not Help Poor

  • India has suffered two droughts in a row, and there is obvious concern about rural incomes, especially incomes of the poor.
  • To alleviate poverty, Indian governments have experimented with various schemes, and two that have survived the test of time are the public distribution system (PDS) and the MGNREGA.
  • Poverty reduction programs PDS and MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) are corrupted and have not helped the poor.