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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