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NREGA - Social welfare Scheme - Sandeep

NREGA - Social welfare Scheme - Sandeep

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NREGA.NREGA.
Presented by :SANDEEP RANA SAI JIN YOONPRATEEK MUDGALPRASHANT MANKOTIA PARDEEP PATEL.
 
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In a rural agrarian labour surplus economy, sections of rural populationdepend on the wages they earn through unskilled, casual, manuallabour. They are vulnerable to the possibility of sinking from transientto chronic poverty in the event of inadequate labour demand or in theface of unpredictable crises that may be general in nature, like naturaldisasters or personal, like ill-health, all of which adversely impact their employment opportunities.
 
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In the context of poverty and unemployment, workfare programmeshave been important programme interventions in developed as well asdeveloping countries for many years.
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These programmes typically provide unskilled manual workers withshort-term employment on public works such as irrigationinfrastructure, afforestation, soil conservation and road construction.The rationale for workfare programmes rests on some basicconsiderations. The programmes provide income transfers to poor households during critical times and therefore enable consumptionsmoothing specially during slack agricultural seasons or years.

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