IMPACT OF MGNREGA ON PEOPLES HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG THE PEOPLE OF BLOCK BEHIBAG OF DISTRICT KULGAM (J & K) (2020)
MR. AASIF ALI NAIKOO, DR. SHASHANK SHEKHAR THAKUR JCR. 2020: 2576-2602
This paper elucidates the impact of Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee act on the rural health and the quality of life among the people of block Behibag of district Kulgam (J&K). MGNREGA not only provides wage employment as an alternative source of livelihood but also creates durable assets such as road construction, land development, water conservation and irrigation facility, which has tremendous influence on different sectors of village economy and personal lives of the Block. This paper also highlights the impact of MGNREGA on the improvement of overall quality of life of people such as impact on health, income earning levels of household, employment opportunities, expenditure on food and non food items, expenditure on education, impact on social life, women empowerment and impact on labour migration. It also contains some suggestions which if implemented at ground level will help to enhance the quality of life
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