Assessing Role of MGNREGA Towards Millennium Development Goals
10 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last revised: 17 Nov 2017
Date Written: December 23, 2016
The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) outline a set of eight development goals, 18 targets and 48 measurable indicators to combat poverty, hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality,diseases and environmental degradation. With the deadline set at 2015, the MDGs seek to ensure a time-bound accelerated pace of development in identified areas of immediate attention.In India, as we draw closer to 2015, an assessment of progress in meeting the stated objectives and targets is called for. This paper discusses that a well-designed employment policy will go a long way towards promoting some human development outcomes linked to the MDGs. MGNEGA is India’s policy and programme commitment to achieve Millennium Development Goals and efforts are on towards total eradication of poverty by 2015.
Keywords: Millennium DevelopmentGoals (MDGs), MGNREGA
JEL Classification: O10, I3, J21
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