Marginalised sections benefiting from NREGS

NREGS, a rural workfare program, is one of India’s largest anti-poverty programs.

Going by the statistics available on work activities generated through NREGS has major findings:

  • OBCs were the single largest social group participating in NREGS in Andhra Pradesh (52.3%) and Rajasthan (41.9%)
  • STs were the single largest social group participating in Madhya Pradesh with 40.5 %
  • SC participation was about 25% in all three states
  • In the villages surveyed in AP, MP and Rajasthan, participation from General Category participation was less than 10 %

These findings have emerged during the NSSO’s survey of 82,108 people from 17,853 households drawn from 900 villages from three better performing states.

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