Time Matters: A Perspective on Making Mgnregs As More Participant Friendly Livelihood Programme

A. Santhappan


MGNREGS is the mass programme of Indian Government to enhance the livelihood security of the rural households by providing guaranteed 100 days of manual wage employment in a fiscal year to the willing adult member of the family. The work force of MGNREGS involves in renovating and maintaining existing and creating new physical and natural capitals in the respective panchayat between 9:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. of government working days. Time is one of the important factors that determine everything in this world. The rural livelihood activities are season bound and time based. The time schedule and management of MGNREGS activities are not much supportive and not going hand-in-hand with the rural livelihood activities. Appropriate changes in the time schedule and management of MGNREGS activities will make the programme more participant friendly in enhancing the rural livelihood security.

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