International Journal of Sociology and Humanities

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

MGNREGA’S impact on women income and employment in Tenkasi district, Tamil Nadu


SWP Prabakaran

The MGNREGA’s programme aims to providing employment of 100 days to rural households; it made a lot of positive economic aspects of rural households based. This research is examining the MGNREGA’s Impact on women income and employment in Tenkasi District of Tamil Nadu. This study undertaken in 2020, the primary data were collected from 50 households; the households were selected based on simple random sample. Both quantitative and qualitative surveys have been conducted for this research. The study results show that the MGNREGAs have created more employment days and the earnings of households have also increased. Majority of the respondents participated in the programme and particularly, a highest number of women worked in this programme. It is found that the regular number of days of employment have increased after the introduction of MGNREGA. It is also clear that with the implementation of the MGNREGA scheme, the income has significantly increased to all the participating households, and the monthly expenditure has increased optimistic livelihood of women. The impact on income resulted to increased savings, repayment of loans and ultimately reduction in indebtedness. The study concluded that MGNREGA’s created positive impact on women employment and income generation.

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How to cite this article:
SWP Prabakaran. MGNREGA’S impact on women income and employment in Tenkasi district, Tamil Nadu. Int. J. Sociol. Humanit. 2021;3(1):01-04. DOI: 10.33545/26648679.2021.v3.i1a.19