What is NREGA? Explain the objectives of implementing the NREGA 2005

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

NREGA stands for National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. It was introduced to remove poverty which is a major objective of the Indian developmental strategy. The objectives of implementing the NREGA 2005 are as follows:

  • It aims to provide 100 days of wage employment to every household.
  • NREGA focuses on sustainable development to address the cause of draught, deforestation, and soil erosion.
  • One-third jobs out of the total proposed jobs are reserved for women.
  • It provides employment to 220 crore person days of employment to 4.78 crore households.
  • The average wage was 132 in 2013–14 than 65 in 2006–07.
  • The share of Women, SC, and ST person days in the scheme are 53%, 23%, and 17% respectively.

Anti-Poverty Measures other than NREGA

The anti-poverty measures are based on two factors namely promotion of economic growth and targeted anti-poverty programmes. The anti-poverty measures in India other than NREGA are:

  • Prime Minister Rozgar Yozana (PMRY)
  • Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP)
  • Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yozana (PMGY
  • Antyodaya Anna Yozana (AAY)

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  • NREGA is an anti-poverty programme in India. The full form of NREGA is National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

  • The objectives of implementing the NREGA 2005 were to provide 100 days of wage employment to every household, sustainable development, ensure livelihood security in rural areas, etc.

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