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MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby 12fypmgr » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:51 am

MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. Wha

Postby anukampa.devpolicy@gmail.com » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:53 am

MGNREGS's role in mitigating rural distress is questionable.
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. Wha

Postby enandrajog@gmail.com » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:03 am

Has not tackled all its forms. Rural distress is a broad category.
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby munnanu4013@gmail.com » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:44 am

MGNREGS is successful, but India a biggest country of Human Resources this programme also effect the quality of workdone and efficiency.
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby dilipbayas@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:17 pm

I think we need to relook our policies on MGNREGS, As we have experienced that it is the biggest employment generation scheme in the World. But states like Maharashtra is low performing in the same. The delay in labor payment is the biggest reason for low performance. I think it should be mandtatory that all payment should released in one week. Else this will not serve the purpose of mitigating rural distress...it will add on...
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby thomas.mathew@tal.co.in » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:43 am

A side effect of MGNREGS is the reduced availability of labour for field/farm work. This effect is particularly high in Kerala where incidence /spread of rural poverty is relatively low. MGNREGS should be selectively applied after studying local economy characteristics
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby viv.nandha@gmail.com » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:08 am

As with any system.! Freebies does not work.! Though MGNREGS is a well thought out program with the right intention but the effects it has produced is not a desired one and dangerous in the long run.

As i see in my villages in Tamil Nadu there is huge drought of workforce.! People get themselves listed in this scheme.! They dont work but do get paid.! (By giving a cut to the authorities involved). There are no checks and accountability. Who is accountable for the quality of the work done and completion of the requisite work.!
When something is guaranteed with out the valuation of the outcome, in the longer run would break the back bone of the society making the people lazy.

A greater thought has to be given into this making people more accountable.!
For eg.)
-- People who are giving the job should be monitored by a third party who is not
involved in the system. Where by a fair perspective of their working can be
got and held accountable.
-- There is no drought of work in India.! So money should be given only after some valuable work is done.! The work done should not be only in the books but also should be done for real. I doubt if PCR is ever used and concerned authority is using the data to do the needful.

Points apart the system of gov supporting the needy is valid as long as it enables people to come out of the vicious cycle and enables them to stand on their own foot so that few years down the line the person does not need gov help, but in this case with the gov throwing freebies, is making people more lazy and more dependent on gov.! If the state continues the gov would not be able to sustain it for long and when it breaks it would be chaos.!

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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby rewritequran@gmail.com » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:50 am

MGNREGS should be implemented in all 604 districts in India
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby mistakenid@gmail.com » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:58 pm

As someone above rightly said, MNREGS has created a huge drought of workforce. As a result farmers have a hard time trying to get people to work in their fields. While this is the case, there is NO WORK happening in many places through MNREGS. People go in the morning, wait at a place, gossip (yes!) and come back with the money. While this may not be the case all over India, it is in many villages I've seen in Tamil Nadu.

Farmers are forced to look towards the expensive option of using machines in the fields. It will not be an exaggeration if we say the cultivation pattern itself changes because of the lack of adequate workforce.

Government can make it mandatory to implement rural developmental projects using labourers from MNREGS.
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Re: MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. What are its other effects and what should be done?

Postby ksdhinesh@gmail.com » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:37 am

To some level MGNREGS has succeeded in mitigating rural distress. But the bad effects are much more than the good effects.
Problem 1
People who have enrolled in MGNREGS are not ready to work in farm or agriculture field which they were doing before the scheme. As a result of this there is shortage for labor in agriculture.
Possible solution 1
MGNREGS enrollees can be made to work in agriculture fields when needed by the farmers so that government can pay the enrollees as well as it acts as subsidy to the farmers. This reduces the input cost for farmers in terms of labor and has a direct impact on his earnings.
Problem 2
There is no Quantification of work that has to be done per day to avail the money. Enrollees just go as a group, do little bit of work in the morning and spend the rest of time not working.
Possible solution 2
There has to be a quantification criteria in different sectors of work that indicates amount of work to be done to avail the money.
Problem 3
Duplicate/Bogus entries are more and there are lot of people enrolled in the scheme who are not eligible.
Possible solution 3
MGNREGS has to be linked to UID - Aadhar and a bank account which could ensure no duplication and money being distributed to right person.

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