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Do you think MGNREGA has become more relevant than ever in its utility in the current times?  Analyse.

Topic : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Important aspects of governance

6. Do you think MGNREGA has become more relevant than ever in its utility in the current times?  Analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The question is amidst the current ongoing pandemic situation.  The article throws light upon the utility of MGNREGA.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to discuss the relevance of MGNREGA in the current times of the pandemic and how it is more relevant than ever before.

Directive:

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.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the coming of MGNREGA scheme into action.

Body:

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), is Indian legislation enacted on August 25, 2005. The MGNREGA provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage. Discuss the key facts of MGNREGA. Explain why the scheme is more relevant than ever in the current conditions. Present case study if required.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.