Tackling Unemployment in Maharashtra through the Employment Guarantee Scheme

  • Kumudini Dandekar
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) of Maharashtra provides a useful model of how to attack directly the problem of poverty in rural areas. What is needed is a decision regarding the kind of projects that should come under the EGS. Intelligent definition of the ‘productivity’ of projects and their efficient administration form the nucleus of the success of the programme. It is a formidable problem in the management of so vast an ad hoc labour force spread over a huge area and involving constant ad hoc and instantaneous arrangements for finance. It is a challenge to the intelligence of this country.


Income Distribution Wage Rate Poverty Line Female Worker Employment Level 
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© International Economic Association 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kumudini Dandekar
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  1. 1.Gokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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