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Participation of Scheduled Caste Households in MGNREGS: Evidence From Karnataka – isec

Participation of Scheduled Caste Households in MGNREGS: Evidence From Karnataka

Abstract

This paper analyses the extent to which Scheduled Caste (SC) households have participated and benefited from the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Karnataka, with the help of both secondary and primary data. The demand for MGNREGS work and participation of SC households was found to be high in districts where the incidence of SC population was high. However, the number of days of employment obtained by SC households was relatively low. This suggests that SC households were discriminated in the provision of MGNREGS work in Karnataka. The paper discusses factors that constrained the participation of SC households in MGNREGS.

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