MGNREGS reduced poverty, empowered women


  1. A survey found that MNREGS reduced poverty overall by up to 32% and prevented 14 million people from falling into poverty.
  2. MGNREGS has helped many women earn cash income, thereby, enabling them to make independent decisions.
  3. Children from MGNREGS households were likely to obtain higher levels of educational attainment than their non-MGNREGS peers.
  4. It increased financial inclusion and declined reliance on moneylenders, saving huge interest payments that is to be paid to moneylenders.
  5. Some bottlenecks that MNREGS still faces are
    • Paucity of funds at the level of implementations,
    • Erratic fund flows
    • Inability of all interested households to get 100 days of work.
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