Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
The right to work in MGNREGA: An alternative for poverty reduction
Author(s): Ashish Kumar Mishra, Ram Babu
Abstract: The right to work under MGNREGA is now working as a big weapon in rural area. MGNREGA scheme has been successive performance to people, like that attach for rural poor for poverty reduction, because as before were several schemes but not right to work. The enactments of employment guarantee act and right to work act are indeed significant achievements in the history of India. The Indian government has taken up various measures to overcome the problem of poverty. Poverty alleviation programmes comprising of wage employment programmes, rural housing schemes and a public distribution system have been initiated from time to time. Some were partially successful in addressing the issue of poverty whereas others suffered from major flaws in their implementation. The Central Government launched NREGA on February 2, 2006. The Act guarantees the right to work to by providing 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members are willing to do unskilled manual work. NREGA is the first ever law internationally, that guarantees wage employment on an unprecedented scale. Its auxiliary objective is to strengthen natural resource management through works that address causes of chronic poverty like drought, deforestation and soil erosion and so encourage sustainable development. The right to work is closely related to other basic rights such as the right to life, the right to food and the right to education. In a country where millions of people are deprived of any economic assets other than labor power, gainful employment is essential for these rights to be fulfilled. Indeed, unemployment is the main cause of widespread poverty and hunger in India. The right to work states that everyone should be given the opportunity to work for a basic living wage. In under MGNREGA objectives, Methodology, Silent features of MGNREGA funding, basic implementation, right to work, impact of MGNREGA and Current Status of MNREGA etc mention below.