ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Birbhum

This study of the functioning of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme between February 2006 and July 2009 in Birbhum district, West Bengal reveals that in order to serve as an effective "employer of last resort", the programme should provide proportionately more job-days during the agricultural lean season and wages should be paid in a timely manner.



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