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Employment Guarantee Scheme and Food for Work Programme

Employment Guarantee Scheme and Food for Work Programme Kumudini Dandekar Manju Sathe The Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) generated an employment for 3.9 lakh person years in rural Maharashtra. Thus it provided employment to 10 per cent of the 41 lakhs of workers among the weaker sections of Maharashtra. The 32nd round of National Sample Survey (NSS) too indicates that EGS offered an employment of more than 3 lakhs person years. Thus the two independent estimates more or less agree.

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