National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? •Poverty has increased • More rural unemployed now than ever • Schemes to generate employment have failed to retain jobs

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? •Focus on capital intensive schemes • Clinical way of looking at wage schemes • Local people had no roles to play

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? •Natural resource bases like land and forest have shrunk • They absorb less jobs than ever • Triggers a BoP

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? • Poverty is ecological in nature • NREGA has the right orientation • It can be used to create assets that contribute to local livelihoods • A change in approach needed

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? •Backward districts are resource-rich but less governed • They hold 60 percent of India’s poor • Local bodies need to be empowered • Implementation must focus on productive assets

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Last chance to fight poverty? • NREGA is an effective way to eradicate poverty • For this we need to understand the poverty in India • Poverty is ecological in nature • Thus NREGA needs to be an ecological Act

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