National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA)

  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) guarantees the right to work and livelihood security in rural areas.
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide 100 days of skilled work to every rural household that registers and to create durable assets in rural areas
  • For FY 2015-2016, a budget of ₹ 34,699 crore have been allotted for the scheme