International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019


MGNREGS: Its Impact on Women Empowerment in Meghalaya

Elizabeth Kharkongor


Abstract: Empowerment enables lives become stronger and one became more confident in controlling ones life and ones rights. Empowering a woman creates power in her life, society and community. Government policies and programmes are important to create opportunities without restrictions. Specific targeted policies of government and their effective implementation can help women equipped and empowered. The implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MGNREGS) under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act-2005 (MGNREGA) in Meghalaya is a very important milestone in so far as women participation in the grassroot development process is concerned. This paper attempts to analyse the rate of womens participation in the MGNREGS and the impact of the scheme on women empowerment in Meghalaya. The paper also tries to comparatively study womens participation rate in Meghalaya with the all India level performance rate.


Keywords: Women, Empowerment, Government, Schemes, MGNREGS


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,


Pages: 723 - 725


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