"Evaluation of MGNREGA after The pandemic of COVID 19"


Tarun Khichi, UCCMS, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan.


MGNREGA program is one of the most ambitious program of the government through which rural workers are provided with minimum hundred days job in a year. This is in normal days quite effectively implemented by the local authorities but with change in scenario due to COVID-19 this program has suffered a big jolt. Things got stopped for 3 to 4 months and after that it is resumed at a very slow pace; it has aggravated the situation because people are seeking assistance have increased considerably. During this small period several workers who were working in the other parts of the nation have come back under this pandemic to their native place and now they are also seeking job in their nearby areas which they are finding difficult to get. MGNREGA is the only source that can provide them the interim relief but those who are getting the job under MGNREGA are also complaining about its operations. In this research an intensive study of 200 MGNREGA labours who have been done. To know the implications an effort was made to evaluate the execution of MANREGA after this covid-19; this research has been done.