ISBN 9788132108993,Tagore—At Home in the World

Tagore—At Home in the World



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132108993

ISBN-10 813210899X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 412 Pages
Language (English)


The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is the first of its kind in the world wherein the government guarantees rights-based economic safety net for two-thirds of the country's population. This comprehensive book is an attempt to understand the working of the operational part of this act--the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS). The expert contributors to this book have presented evidences of implementation and impact of the scheme across India, including both agriculturally developed states and the backward ones, and states where the scheme is better implemented as well as those where it is not. TABLE OF CONTENTS : - 1. Preface I: INTRODUCTION 2. Guaranteeing Right to Work in Rural India: Context, Issues and Policies II: MGNREGS: ALLLEVIATING POVERTY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT GENERATION 3. MGNREGS: A Component of Full Employment Strategy for India 4. Interpreting the Right to Work: What Relevance for Poverty Reduction? 5. Which Way to Reduce Poverty: Cash Transfers or Employment Guarantee Scheme? III: WORKING OF THE MGNREGS: REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT 6. Demand and Delivery Gap: A Case for Strengthening Grassroots Institutions in Bihar and Jharkhand 7. Working of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajasthan 8. MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh: Examining the Role of State-enabled Institutions 9. Employment Guarantee Scheme in Punjab: A Case Study of Hoshiarpur District IV: MGNREGS AND AGENTS OF RURAL TRANSFORMATION 10. Asset Creation and Local Economy under MGNREGS: Scope and Challenges 11. MGNREGS and its Effects on Agriculture: Exploring Linkages 12. MGNREGS and Indian Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges 13. Empowerment Effects of the MGNREGS on Women Workers V: PROSPECTS 14. Overcoming the Governance Challenges of Implementing MGNREGA? Insight from Bihar Using Process Influence Mapping 15. MGNREGA and Rural Governance Reform: Growth with Inclusion through Panchayats 16. Index

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