Right to work and rural India : working of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) / edited by Ashok Pankaj. - New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE, 2012. - xxi, 383 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: SECTION I Introduction
1.Guaranteeing Right to Work in Rural India: Context, Issues and Policies /​ Ashok K. Pankaj
SECTION II MGNREGS: Alleviating Poverty through Employment Generation
2.MGNREGS: A Component of Full-employment Strategy for India /​ Indira Hirway
3.Interpreting the Right to Work: What Relevance for Poverty Reduction? /​ Gerry Rodgers
4.Which Way to Reduce Poverty: Cash Transfers or Employment Guarantee Scheme? /​ Diana Alarcon
SECTION III Working of the MGNREGS: Regional Variations in Implementation and Impact
5.Demand and Delivery Gap: A Case for Strengthening Grass-roots Institutions in Bihar and Jharkhand /​ Ashok K. Pankaj
6.Working of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajasthan: Some Grass-roots Experiences /​ K. N. Joshi
7.MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh: Examining the Role of State-enabled Institutions /​ E. Revathi
Contents note continued: 8.Employment Guarantee Scheme in Punjab: A Case Study of Hoshiarpur District /​ Parvinder Kaur Dua
SECTION IV MGNREGS and Agents of Rural Transformation
9.Assets Creation and Local Economy under MGNREGS: Scope and Challenges /​ Amita Shah
10.MGNREGS and its Effects on Agriculture: Exploring Linkages /​ T. Haque
11.MGNREGS and Indian Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges /​ D. Narshimha Reddy
12.Empowerment Effects of the MGNREGS on Women Workers /​ Rukmini Tankha
SECTION V Prospects
13.Overcoming the Governance Challenges of Implementing MGNREGA? Insight from Bihar Using Process-Influence-Mapping /​ Eva Schiffer
14.MGNREGA and Rural Governance Reform: Growth with Inclusion through Panchayats /​ Pramathesh Ambasta.

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India. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.


Manpower policy, Rural--India.
Guaranteed annual income--India.
Job security--India.
Right to labor--India.
Rural poor--Employment--India.

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