Impact Assesment of Nrega Programme: A Comparative Analysis in Two Backward Districts of West Bengal, India
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- Singh K
Department of Economics
BB College, The Kazi Nazrul
University, West Bengal, India
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Received Date: May 18, 2016; Accepted Date: June 06, 2016; Published Date: June 10, 2016
Citation: Singh K, Datta SK (2016) Impact Assesment of Nrega Programme: A Comparative Analysis in Two Backward Districts of West Bengal, India. J Glob Econ 4:194. doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000194
Copyright: © 2016 Singh K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study focuses on the impact assessment of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act program on various development indicators such as employment generation, livelihood security, and creation of productive community assets to enhance the standard of living. Fixed effect regression model has been carried out to analyze the variation in generation of average employment days by a number of independent variables. A comparative tabular analysis was made with regard to the utilization of fund, average employment days per household, house-holds with 100 days of work, category wise asset creation and perceived standard of living among the surveyed blocks for two selected districts in West Bengal (India). The study found that the number of employment days provided in the scheme is much lower than the guaranteed 100 days. The average number of employment days generated is crucially governed by the extent and smoothness in the conduit of utilization of fund, percentage of labor cost as well as time gap in wage payments.