Does India ‘ s Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment ?

@inproceedings{Dutta2012DoesI,
  title={Does India ‘ s Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment ?},
  author={Puja Vasudeva Dutta and Rinku Murgai and Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle},
  year={2012}
}
In 2005 India introduced an ambitious national anti-poverty program, now called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The program offers up to 100 days of unskilled manual labor per year on public works projects for any rural household member who wants such work at the stipulated minimum wage rate. The aim is to dramatically reduce poverty by providing extra earnings for poor families, as well as empowerment and insurance. If the program worked in practice the way it is… CONTINUE READING