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3) Is India’s Employment Guarantee Program – MGNREGA, Successfully Challenging Her Historical Inequalities? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3) Is India’s Employment Guarantee Program – MGNREGA, Successfully Challenging Her Historical Inequalities? Critically analyse. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article paints a big picture of the India’s Employment Guarantee Program – MGNREGA.

Key demand of the question:

Discussion should capture the successes and challenges faced by the India’s Employment Guarantee Program – MGNREGA. And to what extent has it succeeded in achieving the set target by achieving historical inequalities.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief explain the concept underlying MGNREGA.

Body:

Explain the genesis of MGNREGA, the objectives of it.

Then discuss to what extent has it been successful in addressing regional inequalities.

Explain the challenges that are still prevalent and pose a hurdle to the mandate of the program as of today.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what needs to be done to improvise and do away with the challenges posed by the current set up of land holdings in the country.

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