International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part C (2016)
People’s participation in MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh
Dr. P Jagadish
As per the provisions of the MGNREGA, the State of Andhra Pradesh prepared its own guidelines for the implementation of the scheme. All 22 rural districts in the state were covered by the scheme in a phased manner. Under the scheme any adult persons of a household may apply for the registration of works. In case if the registered person is not provided employment within fifteen days, he will get unemployment allowance. Under the scheme seven major works were identified. For the implementation of these works separate Rural Standard Scheduled Rates will be prepared. Under the scheme about 50 percent of the works shall be allotted to Gram Panchayat. There is a Provision for equal wages for both men and women. For proper vigilance and monitoring of works separate mechanism was introduced. For the transparency of scheme the concept of ‘Social Audit’ was introduced. The percentage of Households benefited by the scheme in the state is increasing year by year. The present paper makes caste wise analysis of the participation of rural mass in the MGNREGS. Besides, the paper examines the gender wise, disabled wise and SHG wise participation of people in the state of Andhra Pradesh.