Assam, the gateway to Northeast India, is endowed with considerable fertile land, pure and mineral sources. The state with a complete geographical space of 78,438 sq km is dwelling to round 85% rural inhabitants.

However the state is having comparatively excessive unemployment significantly unemployment in rural areas. Excessive unemployment and low earnings of the folks within the rural areas leads to low buying energy of the agricultural folks, in the end affecting their high quality of life.

To realize progress with fairness and social justice, the Central Authorities has been implementing numerous employment programmes.

One is self-employment programme viz. Rural Self Employment Coaching Institutes (RSETIs), an initiative of the Ministry of Rural Improvement (MoRD) to have devoted infrastructure in every district of the nation to impart coaching and talent upgradation of rural youth geared in the direction of entrepreneurship improvement.

RSETIs are managed by banks with lively cooperation from the Authorities of India and State Governments. And one other is wage employment scheme often known as Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA), as subject stage implementation it is called Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Scheme (MGNREGS).

The Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) is the Rural Employment Assure scheme of Authorities of India which was handed within the Parliament in 2005.

In Assam, MGNREGA was launched in 2005-06 in seven districts within the first part. It was prolonged to 6 extra districts within the second part i.e. in 2008-09 and since 2009-10 the remainder of the districts had been coated underneath the Act.

The Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) goals at enhancing the livelihood safety of the folks in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage employment in a monetary yr, to a rural family whose members volunteer to do unskilled guide work and for this every household has to register by getting ‘Job Card’.

As per newest data (Might 17, 2021), the progress of MGNREGA in India and Assam collected from the is offered right here in order that the readers are academically benefited. In India, MGNREGA is in implementation in 714 rural districts of the nation unfold over 7,144 improvement blocks.

Complete variety of Gram Panchayats coated was 2,69117.

In case of job card, which is sine qua non for getting wage employment, information reveals the entire variety of Job Playing cards issued was 15.1 crore (until 17 Might 2021) and altogether 29.21 crore staff labored throughout the nation.

In case of Assam, the MGNREGS has been carried out in all of the 32 districts, 239 blocks and 2672 Gram Panchayats (GPs). Altogether 58.55 lakh job playing cards had been issued within the state and 102.58 lakh staff labored.

Common days of employment supplied per family in 2020-21 was 36.35 in Assam in opposition to the all India common of 51.52. On this context, I want to point out that in Assam the common days of employment supplied per family in earlier years was hovering round 30 % in opposition to the all India common of fifty (variety of days).

So, by conducting analysis on the subject stage the precise cause for low common days in Assam could also be came upon. Common wage price is a vital indicator for the incomes of a family. In India common wage price was Rs 200.71 and in Assam the identical was Rs 212.92 in 2020-21 indicating Assam pays little greater than all India.

(Dr Shankar Chatterjee is a former professor & Head (CPME), NIRD & PR, Hyderabad)

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