Job scheme in decline

Print edition : April 01, 2016

Work under MGNREGA in progress at Honna Kiranagi village in Kalaburgi taluk, Karnataka. A file picture. Photo: Arun Kulkarni

The increase in the budgetary allocation for the MGNREGA is only marginal. The scheme helped lower the poverty level by 32 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12, but government support for it has been declining steadily.
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