The Battle for Employment Guarantee by Reetika KheraThe Battle for Employment Guarantee by Reetika Khera

The Battle for Employment Guarantee

EditorReetika Khera

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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a unique initiative in the history of social security-it is not just an employment scheme but also a potential tool of economic and social change in rural areas. This volume presents the first comprehensive account of the 'battle foremployment guarantee' in rural India. Staying clear of the propaganda and mud-slinging that has characterized much of the NREGA debate so far, the book presents an informed and authentic picture of the ground realities. The essays are based on field studies of NREGA by a team of researchers who have been actively involved in the campaign for the right to work. They examine a wide-range of issues such as entitlements, corruption, people's perceptions of NREGA, women's empowerment, mobilization of unorganizedworkers, and socio-economic impact of NREGA. They also provide a comparative analysis of the challenges and successes in the implementation of NREGA in different states including Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

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Reetika Khera is affiliated with the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. She has been an active member of the NREGA movement.
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Title:The Battle for Employment GuaranteeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. NREGA in Orissa: Ten Loopholes and the Silver Lining2. NREGA in Himachal Pradesh: Assessment and Outlook3. Bank Payments: End of Corruption in NREGA?4. CAG Report on NREGA: Facts and Fiction5. The Group Measurement Experience in Jalore6. Empowerment Guarantee Act?7. The Battle for Employment Guarantee8. NREGA: The Official Picture9. Making NREGA Work10. Women Workers and Perceptions of the NREGA11. NREGA Wage Payments: Can We Bank on the Banks?Index