Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4) If the Panchayat allocations are combined with MGNREGA to support asset creation, it can activate infrastructure growth, resulting in additional income and improved conditions in the rural India. Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article explains that although the government has been taking multiple steps to trigger the economy, there is a need to focus on rural India, in terms of optimizing of fund allocations and revision of MGNREGA wages.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the effect of such a step in improving earnings in rural India through a boost to infrastructure growth.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief present the current scenario of rural economy in India.
First discuss in brief the role currently the MGNREGA scheme is playing in infrastructure development and rural growth in India.
Explain then the benefits that MGNREGA can bring when it would be combined with Panchayat allocations – Financial inclusion, social protection, livelihood opportunities etc.
Conclude that a system and systematic approach is the key to trigger the demand in rural India and, thus, accelerate GDP growth