MGNREGA: A New Mantra for Poverty Eradication

Research Article, Vol
2017 unpublished
The paper traces the status of household poverty in Paschim Medinipur, one of the backward districts in the state of West Bengal by adopting a methodology combining different dimensions of human wellbeing. It attempts to develop a household poverty index by using principal component analysis. The present study attempts to explore the impact of MGNREGA programmes on the household poverty index. The empirical results confirm that MGNREGA programmes has a significant positive impact on poverty index.