|Definition||:||Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act|
|Category||:||Governmental » Policies & Programs|
What does MGNREGA mean?
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is an Indian job guarantee scheme, enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005. The scheme aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.