Study on Socioeconomic Impact of MGNREGA on Beneficiaries in Chikkaballapura District of Karnataka- India

  • V Konakuntla Rayappa Assistant Professor, Government College for Women, Chinthamani, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India
  • M D Bavaiah Professor, Department of Economics and Applied Economics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: MGNERGA, Poverty, Employment, Rural


The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee act or (MGNREGA) was reported in India in September 2005 with a mandate to supply at least a hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to each rural home whose members above the age of eighteen years’ volunteer to do unskilled labour-intensive work. The main focus of the act is to assist the social protection for the people living in rural India by providing employment possibilities and therefore contributing towards the overall growth of the local people. The present study was attempted to figure out the effect of MGNREGA on the overall economic and social development of beneficiaries in the Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka. The study was carried out in the Chintamani blocks of the Mindigal panchayat area of the Chikkaballapura with beneficiaries as respondents. The results found the MGNREGA has extensively enhanced their social and economic safety.