The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) provides at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. It is a demand driven wage employment programme. The Government is actively engaged with the State Government in establishing systems that ensure the provision of work as per demand on the field.
Total 526.82 lakh women beneficiaries were benefitted under MGNREGA during 2020-21. Top 10 states in terms of women beneficiaries were Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Odisha.
The highest women beneficiaries were benefitted under MGNREGA during 2020-21 in Tamil Nadu.
Note: Source – RAJYA SABHA SESSION – 253 UNSTARRED QUESTION No 1424; Data Figures are in lakh.
Resource Title: State/UT-wise Number of Women, SC and ST Beneficiaries under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA during 2020-21 (From: Ministry of Rural Development)