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  • preprint
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  • English

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Title
  • National rural employment guarantee scheme, poverty and prices in rural India
Author
  • Vani S. Kulkarni
  • Manoj K. Pandey
  • Katsushi S. Imai
  • Raghav Gaiha
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • The objective of this analysis is mainly to construct an intuitive measure of the performance of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in India -a nation-wide poverty alleviation programme which was introduced in 2005. The focus is on excess demand at the district level. Some related issues addressed are (i) whether excess demand responds to poverty, and (ii) whether recent hikes in NREGS wages are inflationary. Our analysis confirms responsiveness of excess demand to poverty. Also, apprehensions expressed about the inflationary potential of recent hikes in NREGS wages have been confirmed. More importantly, higher NREGS wages are likely to undermine self-selection of the poor in it. So, in order to realise the poverty reducing potential of this scheme, a policy imperative is to ensure a speedier matching of demand and supply in districts that are highly poverty prone, as also to avoid the trade-offs between poverty reduction and inflation.
  • Employment Guarantee, NREGS, wages, demand, supply, poverty, prices, India
  • RePEc:pas:asarcc:2009-03
  • RePEc:man:sespap:0908
Language
  • English
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